Complications of invasive lobular carcinoma may include:
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- Cancer in the other breast. Invasive lobular carcinoma is more likely to occur in both breasts compared with other types of breast cancer. If you're diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in one breast, your doctor may recommend examination of the other breast to look for signs of cancer. The lifetime risk of developing cancer in your other breast after a diagnosis of invasive lobular breast cancer is about 15 percent, which is similar to the risk of developing invasive ductal cancer.
- Cancer that spreads to other areas of the body. Invasive lobular carcinoma is slow to spread (metastasize) beyond the breast, but it can spread to other areas of the body.
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