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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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NICE guidance on familial breast cancer

NICE guidance on familial breast cancer

More mammograms key to tackling breast cancer

More mammograms key to tackling breast cancer

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Chemobrain side effect in women may be overestimated

Chemobrain side effect in women may be overestimated

Women's health study findings

Women's health study findings

New target to stop breast cancer growth

New target to stop breast cancer growth

Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity

Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity

Report shows unacceptably high variations in access to cancer drugs across the UK

Report shows unacceptably high variations in access to cancer drugs across the UK

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

Carers' Week helps make the UK's six million carers aware that help is there for them

Carers' Week helps make the UK's six million carers aware that help is there for them

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

New report outlines New Yorkers health problems

New report outlines New Yorkers health problems

Biologist has identified gene patterns that characterize a biologically distinct subtype of estrogen receptor negative breast tumor

Biologist has identified gene patterns that characterize a biologically distinct subtype of estrogen receptor negative breast tumor

For nearly 50% of women, hair loss was the most distressing side effect of chemotherapy

For nearly 50% of women, hair loss was the most distressing side effect of chemotherapy

Mammograms, wider access, better technologies needed

Mammograms, wider access, better technologies needed

Chemical agents extracted from Caribbean sea squirt may help find cancer treatments for certain deadly tumours

Chemical agents extracted from Caribbean sea squirt may help find cancer treatments for certain deadly tumours

In-depth examination of potential improvements for breast cancer screening

In-depth examination of potential improvements for breast cancer screening

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors