Anatomy of the Breasts
Each breast has 15 to 20 sections (lobes), which are arranged like the petals of a daisy. Each lobe has many smaller lobules, which end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk.
Breast Cancer: Statistics
Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery.
Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.
What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer often causes no symptoms in its early stages. Women with early breast cancer usually don’t have pain or notice any breast changes caused by the cancer. This is why routine screening tests are so important.
Breast Cancer: Risk Factors
Breast Cancer Overview
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women in the U.S. Once breast cancer occurs, cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body, making it life-threatening. The good news is that breast cancer is often found early, before it has spread.