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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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Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations

Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations

Mathematical model helps women determine frequency of mammograms

Mathematical model helps women determine frequency of mammograms

Genetic signature that can identify breast cancer patients at high risk of distant recurrence

Genetic signature that can identify breast cancer patients at high risk of distant recurrence

Are hormone therapy drugs safe?

Are hormone therapy drugs safe?

Blocking estrogen may be vitally important to improving survival from lung cancer

Blocking estrogen may be vitally important to improving survival from lung cancer

Under-active thyroid associated with reduced breast cancer risk

Under-active thyroid associated with reduced breast cancer risk

Bionomics goes for aggressive strategy in 2005

Bionomics goes for aggressive strategy in 2005

Why estrogenic hormones produce unintended results in women

Why estrogenic hormones produce unintended results in women

Expanded HIV screening can increase patient life span

Expanded HIV screening can increase patient life span

Babies who weighed more at birth had higher rates of digestive and lymphatic cancers in adulthood

Babies who weighed more at birth had higher rates of digestive and lymphatic cancers in adulthood

Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program

Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program

Compound, derived from a rare South American plant, stops the growth of human breast cancer cells

Compound, derived from a rare South American plant, stops the growth of human breast cancer cells

Important and previously unrecognized trigger for breast cancer

Important and previously unrecognized trigger for breast cancer

Eleventh Edition of the Report on Carcinogens

Eleventh Edition of the Report on Carcinogens

Relationship between weight gain and breast cancer survival

Relationship between weight gain and breast cancer survival

Study focuses on best treatment for older women with receptor negative early breast cancer

Study focuses on best treatment for older women with receptor negative early breast cancer

Launch date announced for Abraxane to treat metastatic breast cancer

Launch date announced for Abraxane to treat metastatic breast cancer

Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity

Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity

Call for Anastrozole (Arimidex) to be the new preferred breast cancer treatment option

Call for Anastrozole (Arimidex) to be the new preferred breast cancer treatment option

Annual mammograms best for women who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

Annual mammograms best for women who have been treated for early stage breast cancer