University Cancer & Blood Center

Breast Cancer

Overview:

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Types of breast cancer include Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, triple-negative breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, medullary carcinoma, tubular carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, and Paget disease of the breast or nipple. Signs of breast cancer can include Signs of breast cancer include a lump or change in the breast. A family history of breast cancer and other factors increase the risk of breast cancer.

Who treats breast cancer?

Medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists

Treatment options:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy

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Source: National Cancer Institute


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