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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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There are still benefits from hormone therapy after menopause

There are still benefits from hormone therapy after menopause

Breast reduction instead of removal a viable breast cancer alternative

Breast reduction instead of removal a viable breast cancer alternative

Women who regularly take aspirin at lower risk of breast cancer

Women who regularly take aspirin at lower risk of breast cancer

Women exposed in adulthood to cytomegalovirus may be at greater risk of breast cancer

Women exposed in adulthood to cytomegalovirus may be at greater risk of breast cancer

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Physicians need to understand comorbidities to better help cancer patients

Physicians need to understand comorbidities to better help cancer patients

Clinical trial of 5 day treatment for earliest form of breast cancer

Clinical trial of 5 day treatment for earliest form of breast cancer

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Women who regularly take aspirin seem to be at lower risk of the most common type of breast cancer

Women who regularly take aspirin seem to be at lower risk of the most common type of breast cancer

Women who are overweight or obese are more likely to receive a false-positive result on mammography screenings

Women who are overweight or obese are more likely to receive a false-positive result on mammography screenings

Largest study ever finds male breast cancer on the rise

Largest study ever finds male breast cancer on the rise

Diet is responsible for up to 80,000 cases of cancer each year in the UK

Diet is responsible for up to 80,000 cases of cancer each year in the UK

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Scientists have genetically engineered a mouse with extraordinary resistance to bowel cancer

Scientists have genetically engineered a mouse with extraordinary resistance to bowel cancer

Study finds breast cancer in men is increasing though the disease remains rare

Study finds breast cancer in men is increasing though the disease remains rare

Drug combo effective for advanced breast cancer

Drug combo effective for advanced breast cancer

Inactivating a protective molecule may help chemotherapy for leukemia but harm bone marrow

Inactivating a protective molecule may help chemotherapy for leukemia but harm bone marrow

Inheriting the wrong version of a gene called CHEK2 doubles a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Inheriting the wrong version of a gene called CHEK2 doubles a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Women are not checking for colon cancer

Women are not checking for colon cancer

Better understanding of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer

Better understanding of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer