By examining breast cancer cells under a microscope, doctors can categorize breast cancer as different types. The more common breast cancers are often referred to as having no special type, whereas rare breast cancers are called special type breast cancers. Special type breast cancers have particular features that affect the growth, shape and general behavior of the disease. At Angeles Hospital’s alternative Cancer treatment in Mexico we are able to treat all rare forms of Breast Cancer and all common ones. Below you will find details about a few of the rare forms of breast cancer. If you would like to know more about a type of cancer that is not mentioned below, please contact us.
Types of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Medullary Carcinoma accounts for around 5% of breast cancers. The cells appear bigger than normal breast cancer cells and, when examined under the microscope, there is a clear boundary between the tumor and healthy tissue. Medullary breast cancer tumors also contain white blood cells, giving them a distinct color.
Mucinous Carcinoma affects around 2% of breast cancer patients. The cancer cells in the breast produce mucus which combines with the cancer cells to form a jelly like tumor. Mucinous Breast Cancer usually grows more slowly than other invasive breast cancers, so is less likely to spread to the lymph nodes.
Tubular Carcinoma is a type of breast cancer where the cells appear tube shaped under a microscope. 1% of breast cancer cases have tubular carcinoma.
Adenoid Cystic Carcenoma (or Cribriform Carcinoma) is a non- aggressive cancer that account for less than 1% of breast cancer cases. The cancer cells represent adenoid and cystic cells, hence the name.
Papillary Carcinoma is a subtype of ductal carcinoma in situ andtends to affect older women. The cancer cells form a pattern that resembles fingers. Tumors in papillary cancer can be benign (non-cancerous) and are rarely invasive.
Other Rare forms of Breast Cancer
Angiosarcoma of the breast is a type of sarcoma of the breast which affects less than 1% of breast cancer patients. An angiosarcoma is a tumor that can grow on any organ of the body. The cancer starts in the blood or lymph vessels in the breast or underarm. This disease can be a primary breast angiosarcoma, which usually affects women aged between 20 and 40, or secondary, most common in women over forty within 5 or 10 years of having radiation treatment for another form of breast cancer.
At Alternative Cancer Treatment Mexico we have experience in treating all types of breast cancer. Our Functional Oncology means that we approach each patient and their diagnosis on an individual basis, enabling us to tailor treatment to the patient. Our treatment programs provide immune support and help to destroy cancer cells, whilst maintaining the function of healthy cells.
Because our does not involve high doses of dangerous chemicals, the treatment will not cause cancer or other health complications later in life. The aim of our Functional Oncology program is to enable the body to target and kill cancerous cells, whilst maintaining optimal health for normal cells.
If you would like to know more about our treatment approach for any kind of breast cancer, please contact us today for more information about how Alternative Cancer Treatment Mexico can help you to beat cancer, without chemicals.