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How is breast cancer transmitted?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: It's not

Breast cancer is not transmitted from one person to another. It starts as a normal cell in the breast.
The cell is damaged and instead of dying, it starts dividing, making more damaged cells that also divide. That's breast cancer in a nutshell... Breast cells that keep dividing and don't stop.

In brief: It's not

Breast cancer is not transmitted from one person to another. It starts as a normal cell in the breast.
The cell is damaged and instead of dying, it starts dividing, making more damaged cells that also divide. That's breast cancer in a nutshell... Breast cells that keep dividing and don't stop.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Lymphatic System

Breast cancer cells travel through the body via the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is a series of vessels that drain lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Lymph nodes are lima bean sized organs that filter the fluid for foreign particles and cancer cells. A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads.

In brief: Lymphatic System

Breast cancer cells travel through the body via the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is a series of vessels that drain lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Lymph nodes are lima bean sized organs that filter the fluid for foreign particles and cancer cells. A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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