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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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Women over 70 are safe to not have radiation treatment after heaving a lumpectomy

Women over 70 are safe to not have radiation treatment after heaving a lumpectomy

Mammography screening reduces risk of distant tumor recurrence

Mammography screening reduces risk of distant tumor recurrence

MGI PHARMA acquires Aesgen for $32 million

MGI PHARMA acquires Aesgen for $32 million

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer

Study is the first comprehensive risk analysis to examine both the risk of death from breast cancer and other causes following diagnosis

Study is the first comprehensive risk analysis to examine both the risk of death from breast cancer and other causes following diagnosis

Surgery plus radiation therapy an effective way to treat early breast cancer in women aged 70 and older

Surgery plus radiation therapy an effective way to treat early breast cancer in women aged 70 and older

Gene - beta1-integrin, could be key to breast cancer therapies

Gene - beta1-integrin, could be key to breast cancer therapies

Cinical trial to evaluate breakthrough breast cancer treatment

Cinical trial to evaluate breakthrough breast cancer treatment

Black women may not be getting mammograms as often as white women

Black women may not be getting mammograms as often as white women

More women are surviving advanced breast cancer

More women are surviving advanced breast cancer

Success of breast screening varies between women

Success of breast screening varies between women

Powerful new cancer-fighting property of Herceptin

Powerful new cancer-fighting property of Herceptin

Blueberries may lower cholesterol

Blueberries may lower cholesterol

African-American women are less likely to be treated with breast reconstruction after mastectomy than women of other races

African-American women are less likely to be treated with breast reconstruction after mastectomy than women of other races

1 in 5 women who have mammograms every 2 years will have to undergo follow up evaluation for a false positive finding

1 in 5 women who have mammograms every 2 years will have to undergo follow up evaluation for a false positive finding

More tumour cells in the blood leads to quicker deterioration in women with breast cancer

More tumour cells in the blood leads to quicker deterioration in women with breast cancer

Exposure to natural and man-made substances in the environment accounts for at least two-thirds of all the cases of cancer in the U.S.

Exposure to natural and man-made substances in the environment accounts for at least two-thirds of all the cases of cancer in the U.S.

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

80% of cancer patients use some form of complementary or alternative therapies

A quarter of all adults aged over 40 could develop an irregular heartbeat

A quarter of all adults aged over 40 could develop an irregular heartbeat

Benefits from short-term hormone therapy are likely to outweigh the risks

Benefits from short-term hormone therapy are likely to outweigh the risks