Breast Cancer

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What is breast cancer? It is a cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

More than 200,000 US cases per year

  • 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.