Each breast contains 15 to 20 lobes of glandular tissue, arranged like the petals of a daisy. The lobes are further divided into smaller lobules that produce milk for breast-feeding. Small tubes ducts conduct the milk to a reservoir that lies just beneath your nipple. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States.
Advances in Breast Cancer Research
Treatment for breast cancer | Cancer Research UK
No matter who you are or where you live, breast cancer may touch your life. The About Breast Cancer section of this website has the latest information on breast cancer risk factors, screening, diagnosis, treatment, metastatic breast cancer, survivorship and more. Learn about breast cancer basics, including warning signs, statistics and information for women and men with breast cancer. Learn about breast cancer screening tests, when to get screened and what to do if you find a lump or change in your breast. Learn about biopsies and understanding your breast cancer diagnosis, including factors that affect prognosis and guide treatment. Learn about the types of treatment, side effects, how to get quality care and other issues related to treatment, including the importance of clinical trials.
Treating Breast Cancer
We are living in difficult times. This pandemic has led us to alter our lives in so many ways. We are restricted to our homes, there is a constant fear and stress about contracting the virus.
Back to Breast cancer in women. You may have one of these treatments, or a combination. The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it's at. Breast cancer diagnosed at routine screening may be at an early stage, but breast cancer diagnosed when you have symptoms may be at a later stage and require a different treatment.