Breast Cancer : Cancer And Cancer Essay

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Breast Cancer Breast cancer all begins in the cells, when cells are normal they will grow, divide, and die off when damaged. When the process goes wrong, new cells form that the body does not need which causes a buildup of old cells called a tumor. The tumors can either be benign which means they are not cancerous, or they can be malignant-cancer causing tumors. If the tumor is not found and treated immediately the breast cancer cells can travel through lymph vessels spreading the cancer to other parts of the body. It is defined as: “The development of malignant cells in the breast. The malignant cells originate in the lining of the milk glands or ducts of the breast, defining this malignancy as a cancer. Cancer cells are characterized by uncontrolled division leading to abnormal growth and the ability of these cells to invade normal tissue locally or to spread throughout the body, in a process called metastasis.” (Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2012) Breast cancer has affected many people 's lives for it is the second most common cancer in women. There are over 230,000 cases of breast cancer each year.
Did you know there are two different types of breast cancer? The most common type is called ductal carcinoma. This type of cancer occurs in the cells that line the breast ducts, and is the earliest stage of breast cancer because it has not moved out of the milk duct. Lobular Carcinoma is the 2nd kind of breast cancer, it starts in a lobule of the breast. Lobular Carcinoma…

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