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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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)

MORE TOPICS: AUTISM, AUSTRALIA, CANCER

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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)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

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)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, AIDS, CANCER

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Alanis Morisette Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week: Benefits of Breastfeeding

By IBTimes AU

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from August 1 to August 7, is seeing a lot of support from celebrities. Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer, on August 2, posted a photo of her breastfeeding her three-year old son on Instagram and her website. (Aug 06)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, CANCER

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Pippa Middleton Donates Her Bespoke Bike to Raise Funds for Life-Saving Research on Heart Disease

By IBTimes AU

Kate Middleton's 30-year-old elder sister Pippa Middleton has donated her signed, bespoke bike to fund the life-saving research on heart diseases. She is the ambassador of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and this money would be given away as charity for the foundation. (Aug 06)

MORE TOPICS: ARIZONA, CANCER, KATE MIDDLETON

A rider and his horse walk along the surface of the frozen Yenisei River during the 44th Ice Derby amateur horse race near the settlement of Novosyolovo, some 250 km (155 miles) south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 15, 2014. The Ice Derby has
Australian Cancer Survivor Dies In A Freak Horse Riding Accident, Ticking Off Adventures From Her Bucket List

By IBTimes AU

A breast cancer-survivor died while riding a horse in the beach in South Wales. (Aug 05)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

An illustration picture shows a woman holding a birth control pill at her home in Nice January 3, 2013.
Some Birth Control Pills May Boost Breast Cancer Risk in Younger Women

By IBTimes AU

Some Birth Control Pills May Boost Breast Cancer Risk in Younger Women. (Aug 04)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, 64, was diagnosed in 1992 and underwent a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy. Her 2005 album, "Stronger than Before" promoted breast cancer awareness. She also introduced the "Olivi
Complete Darkness at Night Key Brings Maximum Success of Breast Cancer Therapy: Latest Study Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Complete Darkness at Night Key Brings Maximum Success of Breast Cancer Therapy: Latest Study Reveals. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

Girls play in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp inside the U.N. base
Gene Study Gives Clues About the Age of First Period

By IBTimes AU

A new study published in the journal Nature revealed that the timing of a girl's menarche is influenced by several genes, possibly thousands of gene variations. The role of estrogen levels in the development of the diseases were previously evalu... (Jul 25)

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Aspirin Can Cure Breast Cancer: Study

By IBTimes AU

Salicylic acid, modified into acetylsalicylic acid, and used as Aspirin can cure breast cancer, reveals a study conducted by Dr. Michelle Holmes from Harvard University. (Jul 25)

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