How can you detect breast cancer?

Mammogram. A majority of breast cancers diagnosed in the US are detected by screening mammography before they can be palpated. Mammograms, however, are not perfect, so self-examination monthly and yearly physical examination are important, as well. In select cases, an MRI may be used to detect breast cancer.
Imaging. The most common method of detecting breast cancer is through imaging, either mammograms, ultrasound, or mri. In addition some cancers are detected through physical exams.

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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...