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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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Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women

Ford Motors partners with Patti LaBelle to increase breast-cancer awareness

Ford Motors partners with Patti LaBelle to increase breast-cancer awareness

Support for securing health insurance for all Americans

Support for securing health insurance for all Americans

Kodak forms JV with NZ researchers for world’s first non-invasive digital imaging breast screening technique

Kodak forms JV with NZ researchers for world’s first non-invasive digital imaging breast screening technique

Launch of myDNA.com breast cancer channel

Launch of myDNA.com breast cancer channel

Despite spending more for health care, Americans do not have the best medical care in the world

Despite spending more for health care, Americans do not have the best medical care in the world

Swedish Medical Center has unveiled the world's most advanced mobile mammography center

Swedish Medical Center has unveiled the world's most advanced mobile mammography center

South Asian breast cancer patients may have higher rates of mastectomy compared with non-Asians

South Asian breast cancer patients may have higher rates of mastectomy compared with non-Asians

New electromagnetic imaging techniques to help detect breast abnormalities

New electromagnetic imaging techniques to help detect breast abnormalities

Researchers profile over 6000 genes in the two primary types of normal breast cells

Researchers profile over 6000 genes in the two primary types of normal breast cells

Wine may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer

Wine may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers find mucus plays key role in cancer

Researchers find mucus plays key role in cancer

Mystery surrounding ageing, death and cancer is dispelled by new study

Mystery surrounding ageing, death and cancer is dispelled by new study

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

Exercise provides therapeutic benefits, such as easing fatigue during radiation treatments

Exercise provides therapeutic benefits, such as easing fatigue during radiation treatments

Australian research finds wine reduces ovarian cancer risk

Australian research finds wine reduces ovarian cancer risk

Significant drop in breast cancer death rates and rise in screening

Significant drop in breast cancer death rates and rise in screening

FDA approval for Cladribine to treat active Hairy Cell Leukemia

FDA approval for Cladribine to treat active Hairy Cell Leukemia

Give your mum a mammogram for mothers day

Give your mum a mammogram for mothers day

New analytical approach that combines genetic and clinical data to give individualized prognosis of cancer recurrence

New analytical approach that combines genetic and clinical data to give individualized prognosis of cancer recurrence