How commonly does breast cancer occur?

Depends on Age. Your risk increases with age age 30 . . . . . . 0.44 percent (or 1 in 227) age 40 . . . . . . 1.47 percent (or 1 in 68) age 50 . . . . . . 2.38 percent (or 1 in 42) age 60 . . . . . . 3.56 percent (or 1 in 28) age 70 . . . . . . 3.82 percent (or 1 in 26).
1in8 lifetime risk. Based on recent statistics compiled by the national cancer institute, us women have a lifetime risk of 12% of getting breast cancer. Since this incidence increases with age, a more pertinent statistic is the 10-yr risk based on age. For example, a 40 yr old woman has a 10-yr risk of 1.5%. In contrast, a 60 yr old woman has a 3.5% 10-yr risk.

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How can breast cancer occur?

NOW YOUR THE TEACHER. I want to know that answer - environmental factors-pesticides , high fat diet , radiation, food additives, prolonged estrogen exposure - early menses - late menopause or genetics brca 1/2 genetic code damage, where else in the genome/ secondary hits? Or is it combination of the above ...Call me on my cell if you got the answer. Read more...
Breast Cancer. Abnormal cells in different parts of breast usually get killed by cells we naturally have in our body--call them "killer cells"one of the theories is these cells don't do their job for some reason and the bad cancer cells keep on multiplying-killing a persons normal cells- sometimes spreading the ca cells to other parts of the body sometimes there is an inherited reason--most, we don't know. Read more...

What symptoms of breast cancer are the most commonly seen when women show up with a cancer?

Varies. Many times these days, there may be no symptoms, as the tumor is small and seen on screening mammogram. Some women feel a new lump. Sometimes there are changes to the skin of the breast, or retraction of the nipple. Sometimes bloody drainage comes from the nipple. Read more...

What are the sure signs and symptoms of a breast cancer? On what age does it occur?

Dominant mass. If not found very early on mammography, a breast cancer usually announces itself as a painful mass in the breast. They are rare in women before age 30. A majority of breast lumps are benign but the lab usually needs to make the final call on tissue. They are much less common in men but do occur; a lump under one or both of a man's nipples is usually gynecomastia, which is benign. Read more...

Could you tell me where in the breast the lumps occur, what they feel like, etc. For breast cancer?

Learn your normal. The best way to tell if you have an abnormality in the breast is to learn your own lumpy breast pattern. Performing breast self exam monthly will get you familiar with your breast tissue. Something that doesn't feel normal to you, should be evaluated by your doctor and a mammogram/ultrasound. Read more...