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).
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.