Invasive Cancer

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

Cancer that has spread beyond the area it developed in, to involve adjacent tissues. For example, invasive breast cancers develop in milk glands (lobules) or milk passages (ducts) and spread to the adjacent fatty breast tissue. Some invasive cancers spread to the distant areas of the body (metastasize), but others do not. Also called infiltrating cancer.

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