Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Can I have more than one type of breast cancer?

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    The types of breast cancers are categorized according to how they look under the microscope. Many breast cancers are actually combinations of different types of coexisting cancer cells. It’s possible for your biopsy results to come back as one type and a follow-up mastectomy or lumpectomy to show that other types are present in the same tumor. Keep in mind that for now, you and your doctor may not know the whole story.

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