Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) starts in the lining of the duct but breaks through the wall of the duct into the surrounding breast tissue. From there it can spread to the lymph nodes and other organs. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common form of breast cancer. Approximately 80% of invasive breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas (American Cancer Society 2015a).

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Breast Cancer Program

BMC’s Breast Cancer Program team is here for you from diagnosis through the end of your treatment, with comprehensive care built around you and your life.