Lobular Breast Cancer - The Sneaky Breast Cancer
Lobular breast cancer (ILC) is the second most common cellular type of breast cancer, and even though most people have never heard of it, it's not a rare disease. Alone it is the 6th most frequently diagnosed cancer of US women.
Lobular Breast Cancer (ILC) doesn't always show up on mammograms, and is typically diagnosed later when it's harder to treat. Its cells grow like branches on a tree - it often doesn't form a lump. It has different biological traits and it spreads to different locations that more typical forms of breast cancer. Despite these differences, ILC is treated the same as more common breast cancers.
The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA) is a patient-driven advocacy network working with a scientific advisory board of breast cancer researchers and clinicians. Their goal is to promote research that advances prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for patients with lobular breast cancer (ILC) and educate and raise awareness about this sneaky type of breast disease.
I support the LBCA, and hope you will join me by making a donation. Together we can bring lobular breast cancer out of the shadows, advance research, refine treatments for patients and educate others about this disease. Thank you for your support.