A review article on “breast cancer”

Jeenat Yengkhom., Girija Bhaskaran and Hemavathy V

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and the most likely cause of female cancer deaths. In India, the incidence of breast cancer is 30% per 100,000 women. The average age presentation is 43-46 years. Unfortunately 50% of cases are detected very late increasing the mortality.It starts in the cells of the breast when it begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form tumor that can often be seen on a X-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metasize) to distant areas of the body. It affects one in eight women during their lives, but men can get breast cancer, too.

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