Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common form of breast cancer. The cancerous cells initially form in a duct that carries milk from the milk-producing lobules to the nipple. The cancer becomes invasive when it penetrates the walls of the milk duct and spreads to the surrounding breast tissue and lymph nodes, or when it travels through the bloodstream or lymphatic system to other areas of the body.
The Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program at Moffitt Cancer Center offers patients access to a multispecialty team of experts who focus exclusively on diagnosing and treating breast cancer, including invasive ductal carcinoma. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt has helped thousands of patients fight breast cancer, including very rare forms. As a result, our fellowship-trained surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, breast reconstruction experts, social workers, genetic testing and counseling specialists and other healthcare professionals have extensive experience that cannot be matched by other providers. Our unrivaled expertise consistently leads to better outcomes and enhanced quality of life for our patients.
A recognized leader in the treatment of invasive ductal carcinoma and other forms of breast cancer, Moffitt has earned an outstanding international reputation based, in part, on our:
- Unique, multispecialty approach to cancer treatment
- Highly individualized treatment plans
- State-of-the-art equipment and technology
- Advanced surgical techniques
- Single, convenient location for all patient services and support
- Policy of accepting patients with and without referrals
- Groundbreaking research and robust clinical trials
If you are facing breast cancer, you may be feeling sad, confused, overwhelmed, worried or frightened (or all of the above). Also, you probably have a lot of questions. While you might feel very alone during this difficult time, we want you to know that you are not. At Moffitt, the road to outstanding breast cancer treatment is well traveled, and our compassionate experts are available to provide all of the guidance and support you may need to make the important decisions that lie ahead. You may find strength in sharing your thoughts with others who understand what you are going through.