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Can you please explain breast cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
14 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer of the breast

Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk).
It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Read more here : http://cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast.

In brief: Cancer of the breast

Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk).
It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Read more here : http://cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Uncontrolled growth

Uncontrolled cell growth in the breast typically of ductal or lobular origin.

In brief: Uncontrolled growth

Uncontrolled cell growth in the breast typically of ductal or lobular origin.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unregulated growth

Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation.
The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the breast this can occur in the cells in different lobules or ducts.

In brief: Unregulated growth

Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation.
The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the breast this can occur in the cells in different lobules or ducts.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Type of cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer which originates from breast tissue.

In brief: Type of cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer which originates from breast tissue.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: DCIS-Stage IV cancer

Breast cancer is synonymous with breast carcinoma and occurs in either the breast ducts or lobules commonly.
Breast cancer ranges from dcis which is the mildest form to a large primary breast tumor with extensive spread all over the body. At age 23 it would be unusual to have this disease. If you have a strong family history or a breast lump that you are concerned about see your pcp or breast md.

In brief: DCIS-Stage IV cancer

Breast cancer is synonymous with breast carcinoma and occurs in either the breast ducts or lobules commonly.
Breast cancer ranges from dcis which is the mildest form to a large primary breast tumor with extensive spread all over the body. At age 23 it would be unusual to have this disease. If you have a strong family history or a breast lump that you are concerned about see your pcp or breast md.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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