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Breast cancer

What is breast cancer?

Cancer is the name for a group of diseases that develop when the body’s cells grow in an uncontrolled way and spread into the body’s tissues. Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue

Cancer is the name for a group of diseases that develop when the body’s cells grow in an uncontrolled way and spread into the body’s tissues. Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue

The lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is a network of tiny vessels that collect fluid and waste products from the body’s tissues.

The lymphatic system is a network of tiny vessels that collect fluid and waste products from the body’s tissues.

Types of breast cancer

There are several different types of breast cancer.

There are several different types of breast cancer.

Metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic (secondary) breast cancer is invasive breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body

Metastatic (secondary) breast cancer is invasive breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body

Diagnosis of DCIS

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is not breast cancer as we commonly understand it, because it has not spread outside the milk ducts into other parts of the breast, or to other parts of the body.Without treatment, DCIS may develop into invasive breast cancer, which can spread outside the ducts and possibly to other parts of the body.

Younger than 40 years

Take the time to get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts as part of your daily routine, for example, while showering, dressing, putting on body lotion or simply looking in the mirror. You don’t have to be an expert or use a special technique.

Knowing what is normal for you will help you to detect any new or unusual breast changes.

If you find a breast change that is unusual for you, see your GP without delay. Nine out of ten breast changes are not due to cancer, but see your doctor to be sure.

About breast cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue. Breast cancer can occur at any age. It is most common in women but also affects a small number of men each year.

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue. Breast cancer can occur at any age. It is most common in women but also affects a small number of men each year.

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