When cells in the breast tissue change and divide fast, breast cancer develops. A tumour is formed by these aberrant cells. When these abnormally developing cells migrate to other regions of the breast or the body, the tumour might become malignant. The process through which a secondary malignant tumour grows at a new location in the body is known as metastasis. Metastasis occurs when an infection spreads through the circulation or lymphatic system.

It usually starts in the milk-producing glands (lobules) or the tube-like ducts that transport milk from the lobules to the nipple. It can also, sometimes start in the fatty and fibrous connective tissue of the breasts.

Both men and women are at risk of acquiring a breast tumour. However, it affects a hundred times more women than men. It is one of the top causes of cancer-related deaths among women worldwide. Although, improved awareness, routine screening, and enhanced treatment choices have all proven to be beneficial to reduce deaths.

While we talk about breast cancer, please don’t assume it to be limited to one common breast cancer. There are various types of breast cancer. Let’s quickly have a look.

What are the different types of breast cancer?

Breast cancer can be categorised into distinct categories and types based on the aetiology, aggressiveness, and treatment response.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

We know that after reading so far, by now you might have started questioning “what are the symptoms of breast cancer?” Here are the most common signs and symptoms of breast cancer:

  • A bump in the breast that isn't painful
  • The nipples have a bloody discharge.
  • Breast redness in non-breastfeeding women
  • Retraction of the nipple (nipple turning inward)
  • Irritation or ‘dimpling' of the skin
  • Scaliness
  • Redness
  • The thickness of the nipple or thickening of the skin on the breasts
  • There's a bulge under your arm.

Although we give you all the proven information, the symptoms, causes etc can vary from individual to individual, based on many medical factors.

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Breast cancer can be caused by changes or mutations in DNA.

What are the Stages of Breast Cancer?

The cancer stage refers to cancer's progression and dissemination. The treatment plan to be followed is determined by the stage of cancer. The statistics on survival are also based on the stage of the malignancy.

How to know if you have breast cancer?

Many women do not have any symptoms in the early stages of breast cancer, even though it has specific signs. There are many diagnostic methods of identifying breast cancer.

Can breast cancer be treated?

Yes! With timely detection and diagnosis, a higher rate of breast cancers can be treated successfully! When it comes to treating breast cancer, doctors from various specialities frequently collaborate. Surgeons are medical professionals who carry out procedures.

What is the survival rate of breast cancer?

As of now, there are not many types of research or proven records to judge the estimates of an individual’s survival rate based on the relative 5-year survival rates.

Breast cancer is not an uncommon disease now. It has become widespread and fortunately with more awareness, and timely treatments, the deaths have dropped down remarkably!

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