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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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Tamoxifen still not popular with women at risk of breast cancer

Tamoxifen still not popular with women at risk of breast cancer

New drugs help the immune system kill cancer cells

New drugs help the immune system kill cancer cells

FDA hearings on silicone breast implants

FDA hearings on silicone breast implants

Public-health efforts to increase the use of breast-cancer screening appear to have altered the types of breast cancer being diagnosed

Public-health efforts to increase the use of breast-cancer screening appear to have altered the types of breast cancer being diagnosed

Competition in health care may not result in better quality

Competition in health care may not result in better quality

Osteoporosis drug reduces women's risk of mild cognitive impairment

Osteoporosis drug reduces women's risk of mild cognitive impairment

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer

Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer

Sildenafil prevents anti-cancer drug induced heart damage

Sildenafil prevents anti-cancer drug induced heart damage

Exposure to organochlorine compounds increases the risk of suffering colorectal cancer

Exposure to organochlorine compounds increases the risk of suffering colorectal cancer

First North American trial to evaluate the role of an aromatase inhibitor in the prevention of breast cancer

First North American trial to evaluate the role of an aromatase inhibitor in the prevention of breast cancer

Herceptin - more powerful treatment for patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer

Herceptin - more powerful treatment for patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer

Depression and anxiety affects one in two breast cancer patients

Depression and anxiety affects one in two breast cancer patients

Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass

Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass

Mutated BRCA1 genes cause ovarian cancer indirectly

Mutated BRCA1 genes cause ovarian cancer indirectly

Diffusion MRI gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective

Diffusion MRI gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective

New guidelines mean tailor-made drugs are on the way

New guidelines mean tailor-made drugs are on the way

Strawberries destroy cancer cells

Strawberries destroy cancer cells

Gene linked to bone mineral density

Gene linked to bone mineral density

1 out of 7 minority women lack important family history of breast cancer

1 out of 7 minority women lack important family history of breast cancer