Breast Cancer is a malignant condition arising from the breast cells. Malignant is a scientific terminology for cancer which refers to uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. It occurs when the old cells do not die, instead grow uncontrollably, forming new abnormal cells. These new abnormal cells, known as tumor cells bear the potential to invade and spread into other body parts. This process of dissemination of cancerous tumor cells into other body parts is scientifically termed as metastasis.
Breast cancer is the most invasive cancer in women. However, it is not an uncommon finding to find breast cancer in men. But, this article will provide an insight into breast cancer in women. As per recent statistical reports, every woman in US has a 12% chance of developing breast cancer sometime in her life. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death in women (first being lung cancer). As per the American Cancer Society’s estimate, 2,66,120 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in US in 2018.
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