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

SHERYL CROW: Grammy-winning rock star Sheryl Crow, 51, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in February 2006 after a routine mammogram. She has campaigned for women aged over 35 to have annual mammograms.
Genetic Cause of Common Breast Tumors Identified: A Big Milestone Achieved

By IBTimes AU

Genetic Cause of Common Breast Tumors Identified: A Big Mile Stone Achieved (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

KYLIE MINOGUE: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and went through surgery and chemotherapy. Her 2006 "Showgirl Homecoming Tour" represented her comeback from cancer.
Targets for Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Latest Research Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Targets for Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Latest Research Reveals. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

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Former GMA Host Joan Lunden Battles Cancer: New Effective Way of Preventing Breast Cancer

By IBTimes AU

Joan Lunden, former Good Morning America's host, was diagnosed with a triple negative breast cancer, leaving her fans shocked and devastated. The strong woman, however, has not lost hope and is fighting back. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER, CARCINOMA

A Volunteer Displays Jars of Dried Cannabis Buds at the La Brea Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Los Angeles
Cannabis Significantly PreventsTumour Growth in Cancer Patients

By IBTimes AU

Through a striking finding, it has been reported that Cannabis can significantly reduce growth of tumour in cancer patients. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

A man is reflected in a car window as he looks at the moon one day ahead of the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York
Hypnosis A Possible Treatment For Hot Flashes In Men

By IBTimes AU

Researchers at Baylor University conducted a study on the effects of hypnosis on men with hot flashes. The study sought to look towards hypnosis as a possible treatment for the problem. Since hypnotic relaxation therapy was a successful means of tre... (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Singer Kylie Minogue attends 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria in New York
Kylie Minogue on Emotional Roller Coaster Ride: Laughs and Breaks Down as She Talks about Breast Cancer and Ex-Lover [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Kylie Minogue has been on an emotional roller coaster ride during her recent interview on 60 Minutes Australia where she not only opened about her late ex-boyfriend Michael Hutchence but also broke down while speaking about her battle to defeat her breast cancer. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CANCER

Skin cancer
Pancreatic Cancer, Highest Mortality Rate: Breakthrough Found

By IBTimes AU

Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all cancers and it looks like a breakthrough has been made for its care by researchers at the University of Queensland. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CANCER

Fran Drescher
Super Celebs: Celebrities Battle With Cancer

By IBTimes AU

Celebrities, in terms of health, are no different from those of ordinary people. (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION, CANCER

Dozens of mothers take part in a breastfeeding flash mob demonstration at a public place in Hong Kong June 14, 2014.
How to Reduce Risks of Breast Cancer

By IBTimes AU

Cancer, one of the deadliest and chronic illnesses kills nearly 8 million people worldwide. Breast cancer in Australia is on the rise and is the most common type of cancer found among women here. According to researchers, there are few things one can do to reduce risks of breast cancer. (Jul 02)

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Medication With 'Docetaxel' Leaves Patients Drunk

By IBTimes AU

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert about three patients who have reported they feel intoxicated after taking in docetaxel, a chemotherapeutic drug. (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, PFIZER, CANCER

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