Breast Cancer – Definition, Types, and Survival Statistics

The editorial staff from VeryWell.com recently reached out to us, asking if we’d be willing to share a link on our website. When I finally took a minute to review the webpage they sent us, I quickly discovered that this is a wealth of important information — a must read! This website is fabulous! Everything a person needs to know about breast cancer and breast health! 

“This guide to breast cancer offers resources about the definition, types of breast cancer, risk factors, treatment and breast cancer survivor statistics.”

An Overview of Breast Cancer
By Jean Campbell, MS | Reviewed by Doru Paul, MD
Updated July 13, 2016

Breast cancer occurs as normal cells in tissue start to grow and divide in an out of control manner. As they grow, the cells often, but not always, form a tumor in the breast that can be detected in a mammogram before it can be felt as a lump or thickening.It is important to note that not all lumps in the breast are breast cancer, and not all breast cancers present with a lump. However, all lumps or thickenings in the breast need medical attention to determine whether they are one of many benign lumps that can occur in the breast or are truly a cancer.

Breast cancer is not a single disease; research evidence continues to indicate that there are a number of subtypes of breast cancer. They happen at varying rates in different groups and respond differently to treatments. Some are more aggressive than others and have very different long-term survival rates.

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