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    • Breast cancer is a malignant growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. It forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can also appear in men. In the U.S., it affects one in eight women. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer besides lung cancer. Here are some other facts about breast cancer. Click Here For A Breast Cancer Story Instant Access Now! The most common types of breast cancer are ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma. The symptoms of breast cancer include a lump or a thickening in the breast or in the armpit, a change of size or shape of the mature breast, abnormal discharge leaking from the nipple, a change of size or shape of the nipple, and a change of color or texture of the nipple or the areola, or even of the skin of the breast itself (dimples, puckers, or rash). Invasive or infiltrating breast cancer has the potential to spread out of the original tumor site and invade other parts of your breast and body. There are several types and subtypes of invasive breast cancer. In the year 2009, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,280 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. In men, the figure is much lesser with only about 1,990 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the year 2008. In fact, less than one percent of all new breast cancer cases occur in men. There are a variety of treatments available for breast cancer including radiation therapy and chemotherapy. As of 2008, there are about 2.5 million women in the U.S. who have survived breast cancer.
    • These facts about breast cancer serve to educate women on their risks, to keep them alert and vigilant, and to give them hope. Click Here For A Breast Cancer Story Instant Access Now!