What is mucinous (colloid) carcinoma of the breast?

Updated: May 24, 2018
  • Author: Peter Abdelmessieh, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: Marie Catherine Lee, MD, FACS  more...
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Mucinous (colloid) carcinoma is another rare histologic type, seen in fewer than 5% of invasive breast cancer cases. It usually presents during the seventh decade of life as a palpable mass or appears mammographically as a poorly defined tumor with rare calcifications, and tends to be well circumscribed


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