Breast cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas; those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas.

Prognosis and survival rate varies greatly depending on cancer type and staging.Computerized models are available to predict survival.With best treatment and dependent on staging, 10-year disease-free survival varies from 98% to 10%. Treatment includes surgery, drugs (hormonal therapy and chemotherapy), and radiation.

Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 10.4% of all cancer incidence among women, making it the most common type of non-skin cancer in women and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. In 2004, breast cancer caused 519,000 deaths worldwide (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths). Breast cancer is about 100 times more common in women than in men, although males tend to have poorer outcomes due to delays in diagnosis.

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Articles About Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie Helps Many: Donated $5 Million Made on Wedding Photos, "The Jolie Effect" Helps Several Women with High Risk For Breast Cancer

By IBTimes AU

The Angelina effect seemed to increase the awareness and the referral for women who were truly at high risk for hereditary breast cancer. (Sep 11)


Micro Biologist  Works On Research In A Lab
Australians Must Beware Of Sepsis: It Infects 30,000 Of Australians And Kills 7500 Each Year, Study Says

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

If one who is infected with the disease needs to have diagnosis early, each hours delay in treatment increases the risk at 8%. (Sep 09)


A model displays lingerie maker Triumph International's new "Konkatsu Bra"
A New Advancement in the Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Can be a Life Saver

By IBTimes AU

A new study could lead to advancements in the treatment of women with triple-negative breast cancer. (Sep 08)


Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie Effect Inspires Women to Consider Genetic Testing to Avoid Breast, Ovarian Cancer

By IBTimes AU

After Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a preventative double mastectomy done on her since she was at a higher genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer, many women are considering genetic testing to see if they carried genes that put them at a higher risk of acquiring breast and ovarian cancer. (Sep 04)


The exterior of Community Hospital where a patient with the first confirmed U.S. case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is in isolation, is seen in Munster, Indiana, May 5, 2014.
New Zealand’s National Party Offers Funding to Ensure Speedy Cure for Early Stage Cancer Patients

By IBTimes AU

This is a significant step in ensuring public healthcare, given the vulnerability of kiwis to cancer, highighted by certain studies (Aug 30)


Contestant Sonya Thomas competes in the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York
New Estrogen Compound May Curb Binge Eating

By IBTimes AU

A research conducted found that the hormone estrogen activated the serotonin neurons in the brain causing a decline in binge eating in female mice that was true to humans as well. (Aug 29)


Women toss their bras during the 5th Pink Bra Spring and Bra Toss and help Push Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris
New Zealand Woman Dies After Doctor 'Forgot' to Diagnose Her with Breast Cancer

By IBTimes AU

A New Zealand woman has died after her doctor failed to diagnose her with breast cancer. The GP is ordered to apologise to the woman's family for his grievous error. (Aug 25)


A Toddler Relishing  Bottle Of Milk
Camel Milk Holds Answer for Diabetes, Autism, Lactose Intolerance, Allergies

By IBTimes AU

Camel milk with extreme high in iron, vitamin, protein and calcium, might cure diabetes, autism and few types of allergies. It is easily digestible for those who are lactose intolerance. (Aug 21)


Colgate toothpaste
Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Colgate Total

By IBTimes AU

Colgate has been believed to be the best toothpaste brand across the world. The brand claims to fight plaque and gingivitis and states that the chemical triclosan is what protects the gum from these diseases. Recent investigation has found that the chemical causes cancer and is extremely dangerous. (Aug 19)


Danielle Hackett prepares marijuana buds for sale at BotanaCare in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013.
Housewife Cecilia Heyder From Chile is the First Legal Marijuana Patient in Latin America

By IBTimes AU

Cecilia Heyder, a housewife from Chile with breast cancer and lupus is the first person to be legally prescribed medical marijuana in Latin America. (Aug 14)


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