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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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Hormone therapy findings suggest a complex relationship between marketing, scientific evidence and prescribing patterns

Hormone therapy findings suggest a complex relationship between marketing, scientific evidence and prescribing patterns

New insight into the role of the breast cancer gene known as BRCA2

New insight into the role of the breast cancer gene known as BRCA2

Higher radiation doses helps patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer live longer

Higher radiation doses helps patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer live longer

Training of primary care physicians helps increase referrals and cardiac rhythm management device sales

Training of primary care physicians helps increase referrals and cardiac rhythm management device sales

New insights into hormone therapy show when estrogen best aids brain

New insights into hormone therapy show when estrogen best aids brain

First study to measure the influence of night-shift work on hormone levels that may affect breast-cancer risk

First study to measure the influence of night-shift work on hormone levels that may affect breast-cancer risk

Understanding the impact of breast cancer beyond treatment

Understanding the impact of breast cancer beyond treatment

New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer

New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer

Researchers found that sedentary lifestyles can lead to higher medical costs

Researchers found that sedentary lifestyles can lead to higher medical costs

Women still not checking for breast cancer

Women still not checking for breast cancer

Pain, embarrassment, and lack of time, major reasons for women not electing breast cancer screening

Pain, embarrassment, and lack of time, major reasons for women not electing breast cancer screening

High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive

High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive

Potential new protein marker for prognosis of breast and ovarian cancer

Potential new protein marker for prognosis of breast and ovarian cancer

Increase in breast cancer seen in Asian American women

Increase in breast cancer seen in Asian American women

New evidence supports value of fruits and vegetables in reducing breast cancer risk

New evidence supports value of fruits and vegetables in reducing breast cancer risk

Home defibrillators now being sold on Amazon.com

Home defibrillators now being sold on Amazon.com

52% of the late-stage breast cancer cases were associated with an absence of screening

52% of the late-stage breast cancer cases were associated with an absence of screening

Ductal lavage is not an effective method for detecting breast cancer

Ductal lavage is not an effective method for detecting breast cancer

Tamoxifen use for the treatment of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of stroke

Tamoxifen use for the treatment of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of stroke

Genetic predictions may bring “quantum leap” in breast cancer treatment success

Genetic predictions may bring “quantum leap” in breast cancer treatment success