Cancer in general is a disease in which cells begin to grow rapidly and without of any control. Cancer cells can travel through the body by the way of blood or lymph nodes. When it comes to the specific case of Breast Cancer, every woman could be at risk for breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer varies with age, typically for women below the age of 25 this risk is about 1 in 20,000 whereas at the age of 45, it is 1 percent and at age 85, it is more than 1 in 10.
Researchers are yet to find out why and how normal cells suddenly can become cancerous. Thus, the fundamental cause or causes of such type of cancer is still unknown but scientists have found out that certain risk elements are associated to the development of breast cancer. These elements include family breast cancer history of occurring in mother or sister and early beginning of menstruation and also late menopause. In other cases women do not breast-feed or Women who have no children or have children late in life have more risk.