Overall, the most common forms of breast cancer are known as ductal carcinomas. Within that classification, one type of breast cancer known as infiltrating ductal carcinoma accounts for approximately 78 percent of the incidences of the disease, making it the most common form of breast cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, this cancer starts in the cells lining the milk ducts of the breast and then breaks through the walls of the ducts and spreads, or metastasizes, to the other tissues of the breast. Because of its invasive nature, once this has occurred, it's possible for the cancer to spread to other tissues or organs in the body through the bloodstream or lymph system.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer in Georgia and feel that your doctor originally failed to diagnose the disease properly, please request a copy of our free book, I Have Cancer…Should It Have Been Caught Earlier?, or contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice and breast cancer lawyer at the Dover Law Firm at 770-518-1133 to set up a free consultation.