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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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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

Oral contraceptives may protect against breast cancer

Oral contraceptives may protect against breast cancer

Most cancer patients can be very hopeful for a good outcome and a continued ability to work

Most cancer patients can be very hopeful for a good outcome and a continued ability to work

Demonstrating cost and clinical benefits critical to expansion of European seed brachytherapy markets

Demonstrating cost and clinical benefits critical to expansion of European seed brachytherapy markets

Conference to assess evidence on management of menopause-related symptoms

Conference to assess evidence on management of menopause-related symptoms

Risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

Risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

Cancer survival comes at its own price

Cancer survival comes at its own price

No association between acrylamide intake in foods and risk of breast cancer

No association between acrylamide intake in foods and risk of breast cancer

Risk of ischemic heart disease associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 years

Risk of ischemic heart disease associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 years

Selenium, vitamin E and the tomato nutrient lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer

Selenium, vitamin E and the tomato nutrient lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer

Molecule called DJ-1 is likely to be involved in the generation of human tumors

Molecule called DJ-1 is likely to be involved in the generation of human tumors

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors may be at increased risk for fractures

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors may be at increased risk for fractures

British restrictions on genetic testing and insurance extended

British restrictions on genetic testing and insurance extended

Genetic factors may play a significant role in the racial differences encountered in the epidemiology of breast cancer

Genetic factors may play a significant role in the racial differences encountered in the epidemiology of breast cancer

Secondhand smoke causes breast cancer

Secondhand smoke causes breast cancer

Africa faces potential increases in breast cancer rates

Africa faces potential increases in breast cancer rates

Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer

Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer

Progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine

Progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine

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

Women with non–invasive breast cancer carry the same mutations in two inherited breast/ovarian cancer genes as women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer

Women with non–invasive breast cancer carry the same mutations in two inherited breast/ovarian cancer genes as women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer