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10 Breast Cancer Facts

Breast cancer is the 2nd most common form of cancer in women, after skin cancer. The condition would happen in both women and men, but it is far more common in females. The early stages do not show any obvious symptoms and can only be diagnosed with screening mammograms. There are many types and subtypes of breast cancer with different signs and treatment options. In this guide, we’ll show you 10 basic facts about this dangerous disease.

What Is Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when mutations in genes cause breast cells to multiply and divide uncontrollably. In general, these cancerous cells are produced in either the ducts or the lobules of this organ. Ducts are those pathways which transport milk to the nipple, while lobules are those parts which form milk. Also, breast cancer would develop in the fibrous connective or fatty tissue. These uncontrolled cells tend to attack other healthy tissues in your breast and spread to the lymph nodes under your arms. [1]