Breast Cancer

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
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Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast outgrow control. The type of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast become cancer. Breast cancer can spread out outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. One of the most common sort of breast cancer are, Invasive ductal carcinoma, The cancer cells begin in the ducts and after that grow outside the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body. Although breast cancer is more common in women, this type of cancer can additionally develop in men. Most men have no or little lobular tissue, so lobular cancer in men is very uncommon. In its onset, breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may display no visible symptoms. A small percentage of all breast cancers cluster in families. Yearly, roughly 200,000 women in the United States are identified with breast cancer, and one in 9 American women will develop breast cancer in her life time. Breast cancer is a common disease. Estimates of the occurrence of genetic breast cancer range from 5 to 10 percent to as many as 27 percent of all breast cancers. In 1994, the first genetics linked with breast cancer, BRCA1 was determined on chromosome 17.

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