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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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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

The largest North American breast cancer prevention trial ever undertaken has reached its goal of enrolling 19,000 women

The largest North American breast cancer prevention trial ever undertaken has reached its goal of enrolling 19,000 women

What is Telomere crisis?

What is Telomere crisis?

Stanford researchers identify leukemia stem cells

Stanford researchers identify leukemia stem cells

Sugar Association questions claim that breast cancer is connected to sucrose consumption

Sugar Association questions claim that breast cancer is connected to sucrose consumption

Free licences of European patents on the hereditary breast cancer gene BRCA2

Free licences of European patents on the hereditary breast cancer gene BRCA2