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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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Blood test that can detect amplification of a certain gene found in cells associated with breast cancer

Blood test that can detect amplification of a certain gene found in cells associated with breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

Improving access to mammographies offers greatest potential for reducing lives lost to breast cancer

Improving access to mammographies offers greatest potential for reducing lives lost to breast cancer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

Changing practices may raise African American women's breast cancer risk

Changing practices may raise African American women's breast cancer risk

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer

Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer

High school student makes significant contribution to breast cancer research

High school student makes significant contribution to breast cancer research

60,000 set to run in race for the cure

60,000 set to run in race for the cure

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Socioeconomic gradients in stage and grade of breast cancer at diagnosis

Socioeconomic gradients in stage and grade of breast cancer at diagnosis

New generation drug therapy targets the individual

New generation drug therapy targets the individual

Cigarettes damage women’s lungs more than men’s lungs

Cigarettes damage women’s lungs more than men’s lungs

Understanding focal adhesion kinase (FAK) may lead to new cancer treatments

Understanding focal adhesion kinase (FAK) may lead to new cancer treatments

Men and women at equal lung cancer risk from smoking

Men and women at equal lung cancer risk from smoking

Dow Corning breast implant claim checks to be mailed soon

Dow Corning breast implant claim checks to be mailed soon

Discovery of a key marker in breast cancer tumors

Discovery of a key marker in breast cancer tumors