What is the pathophysiology of cancer? Cancer is a disease caused when cells divide uncontrollably and spread into surrounding tissues. Cancer is caused by changes to DNA. Most cancer-causing DNA changes occur in sections of DNA called genes. These changes are also called genetic changes.
What are pathological types for breast cancer? The remaining cases of invasive carcinoma are comprised of other special types of breast cancer that are characterized by unique pathologic findings. These special types include colloid (mucinous), medullary, micropapillary, papillary, and tubular.
What is breast pathology? The Breast Pathology program specializes in interpreting and evaluating core needle breast biopsies, incisional and excisional biopsies, lumpectomy or partial and total mastectomy specimens, sentinel lymph nodes, axillary dissections, prophylactic and oncoplastic reduction mammoplasty, and neoadjuvant breast cases.
What is breast cancer and how is it formed? Breast cancer originates in your breast tissue. It occurs when breast cells mutate (change) and grow out of control, creating a mass of tissue (tumor). Like other cancers, breast cancer can invade and grow into the tissue surrounding your breast. It can also travel to other parts of your body and form new tumors.