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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By IBTimes AU

Blake Garvey is set to appear on T.V. but this time he will be appearing to raise money for a good cause. (Nov 17)

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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
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By IBTimes AU

April Creed decided to give away future rights of her uterus to help raise money for a chemotherapy drug for a friend. (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CANCER

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By IBTimes AU

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Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Wearing Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness
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By IBTimes AU

A drug is showing remarkable effects on the patients of breast cancer. (Nov 08)

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By IBTimes AU

Ariana Grande said to have canceled her appearance in New York due to rising Ebola threat. (Oct 27)

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By IBTimes AU

Was it because she disrespected a famous classical piece by Mozart or she shifted twerking to another body part that model Sara X received death threats after she posted the above video on YouTube? The clip has gone viral, garnering more than 1 million hits after one week. (Oct 24)

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Subreddit Member Shares Butt Pix Of Hubby Which Appears Initially Like Breasts

By IBTimes AU

A male rear end was mistaken for a female front. It happened in a subreddit page where a female member posted the close-up shot of her husband's behind wearing a pair of grey underwear. (Oct 23)

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By IBTimes AU

Siblings Robert and Khloe Kardashian are focused on their workouts and are helping others along the way by promoting the APL Breast Cancer Awareness program. (Oct 20)

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Tyler Posey: 'Teen Wolf' Star Turns 23, Celebrates Birthday In Las Vegas

By IBTimes AU

Actor Tyler Posey had an early birthday celebration on Friday night, Oct. 17, in Las Vegas. The “Teen Wolf” star, born on Oct. 18, 1991, was spotted in Sin City with several of his close friends for his 23rd birthday celebration. (Oct 19)

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