What You Really Need to Know about Cancer

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Breast Cancer - The most common cancer among women

Breast cancer

Breast Cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breast tissues, usually at the ducts (the passage that drain milk to nipple) and lobules (milk producing glands). Breast cancer cell development happens in both men and women.

Breast cancer can be referred as a malignant tumor that has developed in the breast due to uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast tissues. Uncontrolled growth happens when there is a mutation or abnormal changes in the gene  who is responsible for regulating the growth of cells.

Breast cancer usually begins in the inner lining of the ducts or the lobules. Breast cancer which started off from lobule is known as lobular carcinoma, Breast cancer which started off from ducts is called ductal carcinoma

Among the Breast cancer cases 85% - 90% Breast cancer cases are due to mutation or genetic abnormalities and 5% - 10% are inherited from mother or father.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in female worldwide accounting 22% of all form of cancers in female. Breast cancer more common among females in developed countries than developing countries due to various reasons


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