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Breast Neoplasms
Definition: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.

Synonym(s): Breast Cancer / Breast Tumors / Cancer of Breast / Cancer of the Breast / Human Mammary Carcinoma / Mammary Carcinoma, Human / Mammary Neoplasm, Human / Mammary Neoplasms, Human / Neoplasms, Breast / Tumors, Breast / Breast Neoplasm / Breast Tumor / Cancer, Breast / Carcinoma, Human Mammary / Carcinomas, Human Mammary / Human Mammary Carcinomas / Human Mammary Neoplasm / Human Mammary Neoplasms / Mammary Carcinomas, Human / Neoplasm, Breast / Neoplasm, Human Mammary / Neoplasms, Human Mammary / Tumor, Breast

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   Breast Neoplasms, Male    Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast    Phyllodes Tumor

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  More information from the Genetics Home Reference Website
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that forms from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy surrounding tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer usually affects tissues involved in milk production (ductal and lobular tissues). The cause of most breast cancers is unknown; however, a small percentage of breast cancers tend to cluster in families. These cancers can be caused by mutations in particular genes, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. In some cases, genetic syndromes involving other cancers also include ...

How common is breast cancer?
Each year, more than 211,000 cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in women in the United States. Most breast cancers occur in women, but they can also develop in men. More than 1,600 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed each year.

An estimated 5 percent to 10 percent of all breast cancers are hereditary. Some mutations in particular genes associated with breast cancer are more common among certain geographic or ethnic groups, such as people of Ashkenazi (central or eastern European) Jewish heritage and people of Norwegian, Icelandic, or Dutch a ...

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Broader term(s): - Neoplasms - Breast Diseases - Skin Diseases - Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
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  Medical News for "Breast Neoplasms"
Low-Fat Diet Tied to Better Breast Cancer Survival   (05/24/2018, HealthDay)
Heavier Women May Face Higher Cancer Risks, Study Finds   (05/24/2018, HealthDay)
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declines Again, But Prostate Cancer Incidence Rises   (05/22/2018, HealthDay)
Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study   (05/16/2018, HealthDay)
Breast Cancer Prognosis May Be Worse If Diagnosis Follows 'Negative' Mammogram   (05/03/2018, HealthDay)
Earlier Mammograms May Mean Less Need for Aggressive Treatments   (05/03/2018, HealthDay)
Device Might Detect Breast Cancer-Linked Swelling Sooner   (05/03/2018, HealthDay)
Breast Cancer Genes a Real Risk for Men, Too   (04/26/2018, HealthDay)
How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings   (04/23/2018, HealthDay)
Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?   (04/19/2018, HealthDay)
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