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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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Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Researchers shed new light on the development of cancers, particularly breast and prostate cancer

Researchers shed new light on the development of cancers, particularly breast and prostate cancer

No link between eating fruits and vegetables and a subsequent decreased risk for breast cancer

No link between eating fruits and vegetables and a subsequent decreased risk for breast cancer

Novel vaccine that uses immune cells as factories to produce Her2/neu protein may offer a way to treat some breast cancers

Novel vaccine that uses immune cells as factories to produce Her2/neu protein may offer a way to treat some breast cancers

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Why the Mediterranean diet appers to protect against breast cancer

Why the Mediterranean diet appers to protect against breast cancer

Abraxane, first in a new class of albumin-bound nanotechnology for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer

Abraxane, first in a new class of albumin-bound nanotechnology for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Abraxane for metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Abraxane for metastatic breast cancer

Direct modulation of progesterone signaling appears to influence ovarian cancer risk

Direct modulation of progesterone signaling appears to influence ovarian cancer risk

Study shows women with invasive lobular carcinoma may not need chemotherapy before surgery

Study shows women with invasive lobular carcinoma may not need chemotherapy before surgery

Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment

Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment

Pharmacogenomics, has the potential to spark a major, technology-driven restructuring of the health care and pharmaceuticals industries

Pharmacogenomics, has the potential to spark a major, technology-driven restructuring of the health care and pharmaceuticals industries

Many women at high risk for breast cancer are foregoing tamoxifen

Many women at high risk for breast cancer are foregoing tamoxifen

Polls show more teen girls see "alcopop" ads than women age 31-44

Polls show more teen girls see "alcopop" ads than women age 31-44

How radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat various cancers

How radiation therapy is used to safely and effectively treat various cancers

Landmark studies that may change the treatment standards for breast cancer

Landmark studies that may change the treatment standards for breast cancer

New approach to genomic testing identifies women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence

New approach to genomic testing identifies women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence

Women over the age of 60 with low-risk breast cancer may not need to receive radiation therapy after surgery

Women over the age of 60 with low-risk breast cancer may not need to receive radiation therapy after surgery

Study of early stage breast cancer patients identifies women at low risk of breast cancer mortality

Study of early stage breast cancer patients identifies women at low risk of breast cancer mortality

Using precise, radioactively labeled genetic probes, researchers study cancer gene activity from outside the body

Using precise, radioactively labeled genetic probes, researchers study cancer gene activity from outside the body