Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

According to the Center for Disease Control, breast cancer is only rivaled by skin cancer as the most prevalent cancer found among American women. With cancer, cells in one or more parts of the body grow beyond normal limits, out of control. While breast cancer deaths have seen a decline over time, these cancers are still the second most common cause of United States women's cancer deaths overall. They are the leading cancer death cause in Hispanic women, and more women of color die from breast cancer than do white women.

Each year, the United States sees a quarter of a million new cases of breast cancer in women; about 2,300 men receive diagnoses in that time. Early detection and treatment are key to treating breast cancer. Being aware of the facts of this prevalent disease and watching for its symptoms are highly beneficial to women and men alike.

Types Of Breast Cancer

There are two common types of breast cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive lobular carcinoma. In the first, cancer cells are found to grow outside breast ducts and into other segments of breast tissue. When the cancer cells are invasive, they can also metastasize, or spread, beyond the breasts to other body parts. In the second, cancer cells are found to spread from lobules to nearby breast tissues.