So you have heard the words “breast cancer” and “Cribriform Carcinoma of the Breast.” You turned to the internet and googled “it” and here you are. You’ve been surfing around online trying to make sense of what is happening to you, to sort it out and to put together some sort of plan. I know, I did the same thing.
That is why I started breast cancer MyStory. It is here for you so you’d have a soft space online to land when the hard diagnosis of breast cancer hits. Take your time to wander around our site. In all your frantic worries of the moment, don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers (thus the photo reminder to the left that I took in my backyard).
We are here for you 24/7 and you are welcome anytime.
This information is from breastcancer.org:
What is Cribriform Carcinoma of the Breast?
“In invasive cribriform carcinoma, the cancer cells invade the stroma (connective tissues of the breast) in nestlike formations between the ducts and lobules. Within the tumor, there are distinctive holes in between the cancer cells, making it look something like Swiss cheese. Invasive cribriform carcinoma is usually low grade, meaning that its cells look and behave somewhat like normal, healthy breast cells. In about 5-6% of invasive breast cancers, some portion of the tumor can be considered cribriform. Usually, some ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the cribriform type is present as well.
For information about how cribriform invasive carcinoma is treated, see the section on treatment for invasive ductal carcinoma.”
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