A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.
- More than 200,000 cases per year in the United States
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging always required
Breast cancer can occur in women and rarely in men.
Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.
Treatment depends on the stage of cancer. It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.