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Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. When breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body, they are called metastases. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast, like the ducts or the lobes.

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Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

Women in New York City continue to receive mammograms at much lower levels than those outside the downstate region

Women in New York City continue to receive mammograms at much lower levels than those outside the downstate region

Breast density, rapid tumor growth contribute to mammogram failure in women in their forties

Breast density, rapid tumor growth contribute to mammogram failure in women in their forties

Women who take the hormone therapy estrogen plus progestin have double the risk for venous thrombosis

Women who take the hormone therapy estrogen plus progestin have double the risk for venous thrombosis

Radiation therapy and tamoxifen helps prevent cancer returning

Radiation therapy and tamoxifen helps prevent cancer returning

Prognostic factors influencing survival in patients with brain metastases identified

Prognostic factors influencing survival in patients with brain metastases identified

College students may be ignoring the threat of heart disease

College students may be ignoring the threat of heart disease

Race influences participation in clinical trials

Race influences participation in clinical trials

Over 170,000 Canadians took part in the largest single-day, fundraising event for breast cancer in Canada

Over 170,000 Canadians took part in the largest single-day, fundraising event for breast cancer in Canada

Novel compound that resembles vitamin E halves the size of tumors and the ability of cancer to spread

Novel compound that resembles vitamin E halves the size of tumors and the ability of cancer to spread

Researchers show gossypol – a drug refined from cottonseed oil is a cancer treatment booster

Researchers show gossypol – a drug refined from cottonseed oil is a cancer treatment booster

One in five people in the developed world will die of the diseases we call cancer

One in five people in the developed world will die of the diseases we call cancer

Scientists embark on a five-year study of the effects of soy isoflavones found in dietary supplements on various body tissues

Scientists embark on a five-year study of the effects of soy isoflavones found in dietary supplements on various body tissues

FDA to highlight benefits and risks of hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms

FDA to highlight benefits and risks of hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms

On-line campaign asks, where does all the breast cancer research money go?

On-line campaign asks, where does all the breast cancer research money go?

New guidelines for the treatment of patients with stroke and TIA

New guidelines for the treatment of patients with stroke and TIA

Active ingredients of soya may help beat breast cancer

Active ingredients of soya may help beat breast cancer

Functions of the c-myb gene which leukemia cells depend on for proliferation

Functions of the c-myb gene which leukemia cells depend on for proliferation

Group therapy does not improve survival in early-stage breast cancer patients

Group therapy does not improve survival in early-stage breast cancer patients

50,000 women whose sisters had breast cancer needed for nationwide study

50,000 women whose sisters had breast cancer needed for nationwide study