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The tumor has no capsule, isn’t well-circumscribed and doesn’t have a clear, expansile border. The tumor invades the skin and surrounding parenchyme and fat tissue.
Diagnosis: Carcinoma of the breast
- Genetic predisposition
- Increases after 30 years
- Positive family history
The most important in patho 1 is to know the characteristics of malignant tumors compared to benign ones, i.e.:
- Not encapsulated
- Poorly circumscribed
- No expansile border
- Can metastasize
A special feature of breast carcinoma is that it causes retraction of the skin. The tumor is firm and palpable due to the desmoplastic neostroma.