Each breast has 15 to 20 sections (lobes), which are arranged like the petals of a daisy. Each lobe has many smaller lobules, which end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk.
Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.
Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and Paget's disease are several types of breast cancer.
Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.
Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all.
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