Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
WHAT IS CANCER?
Breast cancer is a group of cancer cells (malignant tumor) that starts in the cells of the breast.
BREAST CANCER FACTS
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
CAUSES OF BREAST CANCER
Although most people who develop breast cancer will not be able to pinpoint one specific cause, scientists have learned much about risk factors that may indicate a stronger likelihood for cancer. Learn about the myths and factors that may apply to you.
Some cancer risk factors – like smoking – are controllable. Some other cancer risk factors –like genetics – are not. Find out more about potential risk factors and how you can plan for your healthiest life.