What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control.

Types of breast cancer

The most common types of breast cancer are: – Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC):  – Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC):  – Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS):

Risk factors for breast cancer

– Age: Breast cancer risk increases with age, especially after age 50. – Family history: If you have a close family member with breast cancer, you are at increased risk. – Personal history of breast cancer: If you have had breast cancer in one breast, you are at increased risk of developing it in the other breast. – Certain genetic mutations: Some genetic mutations, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, can increase your risk of breast cancer.

Risk factors for breast cancer

– Dense breasts: Dense breasts have more connective tissue and less fatty tissue. This can make it more difficult to see tumors on mammograms, and it is also associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. – Obesity: Obesity is a risk factor for many types of cancer, including breast cancer. – Alcohol consumption: Drinking alcohol increases your risk of breast cancer. – Radiation exposure: Exposure to radiation, such as from X-rays and CT scans, can increase your risk of breast cancer.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

– A lump or thickening in the breast – Change in the size, shape, or appearance of the breast – Dimpling, redness, pitting, or other changes in the skin – Change in nipple appearance or the skin surrounding the nipple (areola) – Abnormal or bloody fluid from the nipple

Diagnosis of breast cancer

If you have any of the signs or symptoms of breast cancer, it is important to see your doctor right away. Your doctor will perform a physical exam and ask about your medical history. They may also order tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound, or biopsy.

Early detection of breast cancer

Early detection is key to beating breast cancer. That's why it's important to get regular mammograms and breast exams.

Treatment of breast cancer

Surgery: Radiation therapy: Chemotherapy: Hormone therapy: