Fighting breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second-most common kind of cancer in women, affecting roughly one in eight of them. The good news is that most women survive when it’s found and treated early. Encouraging women aged 40 to 49 to speak with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms is very important for early detection.… [Read More]

What is Breast Cancer?

Let’s start with the anatomy of the breast. A normal breast consists primarily of mammary glands that produce milk when one is pregnant. These glands are connected to the surface of the nipple by ducts. The glands and ducts are supported by connective tissue made of fat and fibrous material. The rest of the breast… [Read More]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women from developed countries. Unfortunately, as many as one in every seven women will get breast cancer at some time in her life. Although this is overwhelmingly a female disease, about 1% of cases do occur in men. Amongst women, breast cancer becomes… [Read More]

Breast Cancer

As many as one woman in every seven will get breast cancer at some time in her life, which is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women from developed countries. Although this is overwhelmingly a female disease, about 1% of cases do occur in men.