Whether you or a loved one are worried about developing breast cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through breast cancer treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, this detailed guide can help you find the answers you need.
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In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 60,290 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.
That year, approximately 40,290 US women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
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Smoking causes a number of diseases and is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Smoking also can increase complications from breast cancer treatment such as damage to the lungs from radiation therapy and difficulty healing after surgery and breast reconstruction.
Breast cancer can be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive means it has spread from the milk duct or lobule to other tissues in the breast. Noninvasive means it has not yet invaded other breast tissue. Noninvasive breast cancer is called "in situ."
Many breast cancers are sensitive to the hormone estrogen. This means that estrogen causes the breast cancer tumor to grow. Such cancers have estrogen receptors on the surface of their cells. They are called estrogen receptor-positive cancer or ER-positive cancer.
Revealing new data from the charity Cancer Research UK reports that a record number of women under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with breast cancer.
For the first time, more than 10,000 women under 50 were diagnosed with the disease in the UK, which translates to one out of every five women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer UK works to save lives and reduce breast cancer rates by tackling the environmental and chemical causes of the disease.
A growing body of scientific evidence points to links between our daily exposure to harmful chemicals and an increased risk of breast cancer
Published in October 2014, the report on Breast Cancer Survivors is the most rigorous, systematic, global analysis of the scientific research currently available on breast cancer survivors, and how certain lifestyle factors affect how likely it is that a person will survive after developing the disease.