Breast neoplasms

There are many types of breast neoplasms, which can be divided into the following broad oversimplified categories as a starting point.

Intralobular and interlobular refer to the terminal duct lobular unit.

Although many of the epithelial lesions/changes listed below are neoplastic, they are best thought of as neoplasms at increased risk and along a continuum with normal breast at one end and invasive carcinoma at the other.

Pathology

Risk factors
Classification
Malignant tumors
Benign tumors
Breast imaging and pathology
Share article

Article information

rID: 1016
System: Breast, Oncology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Breast carcinoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast neoplasm
  • Breast cancers
  • Breast malignancy
  • Breast tumours
  • Breast tumors
  • Breast tumor
  • Breast tumour
  • Breast malignancies

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Mass with Nipple ...
    Case 1: mass with nipple retraction
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2: metaplastic carcinoma of breast
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 3: PET scan
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 4: invasive ductal carcinoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 5: breast cancer metastasis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 6: spinal metastases from breast cancer
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Diffuse Breast Ca...
    Case 7: diffuse breast cancer metastases
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Breast Cancer Met...
    Case 8: breast cancer metastases
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Intraductal carci...
    Case 9: intraductal carcinoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • left cc
    Case 10: advanced breast cancer
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 11: on CT
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 12: invasive ductal carcinoma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 13: on ultrasound
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 15: on chest x-ray
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 14: malignant epithelial neoplasm
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Breast screen fil...
    Case 16: Granular cell tumor of the left breast
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 17: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the breast
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 18: intraductal papilloma
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 19
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.