Mucinous Breast


Last Update: February 12, 2023.

Continuing Education Activity

Mucinous carcinoma of the breast is a relatively rare subtype of breast cancer accounting for about 2% of all breast carcinomas. According to the latest WHO classification of tumors of the breast, mucinous carcinoma is classified as a special type of breast cancer. This activity describes the pathophysiology, etiology, and presentation of mucinous breast cancer and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.


  • Outline the pathophysiology of mucinous breast cancer.
  • Describe the evaluation of a patient with mucinous breast cancer.
  • Summarize the treatment options for mucinous breast cancer.
  • Review the importance of improving care coordination among interprofessional team members to improve outcomes for patients affected by mucinous breast cancer.