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What is Breast Cancer? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Breast Cancer

In year 2007 a research by American cancer society found that 178,480 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in United States and further 62,030 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the coming years. However, rates of death from breast cancer will decrease and it will keep on decreasing with the increase in awareness of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer develops in the breast tissues that cause the abnormal growth of breast. Most of the time breast cancer arises in women only 1% of breast cancer occurs in men. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. About one in eight women have the life time risk of having breast cancer.

Breast is made of fats, glands and the connective tissues. It has tiny lobes that end in to the milk glands. These tiny ducts run from glands and ends at the nipple.

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Breast Cancer Prevention, Symptoms, Screening and Diagnosis

Breast Cancer Symptoms

In the initial stages, the breast cancer has no obvious symptoms and it vary in individuals from lumps to swelling and changes in the skin.

Breast Cancer SymptomsA lump too small which is felt does not cause any unusual changes and it is unnoticed.

However, in many cases appearance of new lump or a mass is the first sign noticed. The lump may be hard to touch with uneven edges and they are painless.

But there are cases the lump is very tender, round edged and soft. More lumps are painless.

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Breast Cancer – An Overview

Breast Cancer

Cancer affects many organs of the body and cancerous affection of the breast is called breast cancer.

Lobules that supply milk to the ducts are affected by cancer and they are called lobular carcinomas. The ducts that pass or carry the milk from the lobules to nipple are also affected and the cancer affecting the milk duct is called ductal carcinomas. There are different types of cancer that affects breast and these are differentiated by their spread and aggressiveness. Survival depends up on the nature and genetic make up and there are various forms of treatment are available including surgery, drugs and radiation.

Among all types of cancer, the world wide incidence of breast cancer takes its place at 10 %. Breast cancer is in the fifth place among cancer death in the world.

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