What is the difference between invasive versus non-invasive cancer?

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murray (Current Patient) - 11 / 08 / 2010

Determining whether the cancer is invasive or non-invasive is one of the first pieces of information needed to begin developing a treatment plan going forward.

Non-invasive breast cancer means that the cancerous cells have not spread outside of the ducts or lobules. This is good news, but treatment is still needed to make sure the cancer does not spread.

Invasive breast cancer means that the cancerous cells have spread outside of the ducts or lobules to other parts of the breast or body.
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