Case 64 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2007-07-11, Updated: 2007-07-11


Mucinous Carcinoma or Colloid Carcinoma of Breast

  • 1% to 6% of primary breast cancers in women 75 years or older;

  • Classified into pure and mixed types with areas of infiltrating ductal carcinoma;

  • 10-year survival rate: pure MCB, 90% to 100%;  mixed MCB, 60% ;

  • For pure MCB, size does not correlate with metastasis, although smaller tumors carry an excellent prognosis;

  • The incidence of axillary metastases is very low in pure MCB