Understanding Breast Cancer

Understanding Breast Cancer

Breast cancer are potentially life-threatening malignancies that develop in one or both breasts. The structure of the female breast is important in understanding this cancer:

  • The interior of the female breast consists mostly of fatty and fibrous connective tissues.
  • It is divided into about 20 sections called lobes.
  • Each lobe is further subdivided into a collection of lobules, structures that contain small milk-producing glands.
  • These glands secrete milk into a complex system of tiny ducts. The ducts carry the milk through the breast and converge in a collecting chamber located just below the nipple.
  • Breast cancer is either noninvasive (referred to as in situ, confined to the site of origin) or invasive (spreading).

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer can include

Symptoms of breast cancer


Self examination of Breast Cancer

Self examination of breast cancer


Some common benign breast abnormalities

Breast Abnormalities

Internal factors Of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Risk Factors


Physical Characteristics For Breast Cancer

Risk Factors For Breast Cancer


Environmental Factors For Breast Cancer

Environment Factors of Breast Cancer


Prevention: Exercising and eating healthily is the first essential rule

Prevention of Breast Cancer


Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Diagnosis of Breast Cancer


Prognosis of Breast Cancer

Prognosis of Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is the top cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing countries where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages. Ask your dear and near ones to do a mammogram and look for any of these symptoms. Early diagnosis helps in treating the breast cancer and it prevents all the agony that one has to go through. Contact your doctor today and ask more about breast cancer and understand to educate yourself and your people.



  • http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer
  • https://healthfinder.gov/nho/octobertoolkit.aspx
  • http://www.breastcancer.org/

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 18, 2016

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