Breast Cancer Awareness

What Is Cancer? – Breast cancer is a group of cancer cells (malignant tumor) that starts in the cells of the breast

Breast Cancer Facts – Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women

About Male Breast Cancer – All people, whether male or female, are born with some breast cells and tissue that have the possibility to develop into cancer.  However, breast cancer in men is rare, with only about 2,190 diagnoses each year

Causes Of Breast Cancer – Although most people who develop breast cancer will not be able to pinpoint one specific cause,  scientists have learned much about risk factors that may indicate a stronger likelihood for cancer

Breast Cancer Genetics – Everyone has genes that pass along hereditary information from generation to generation. Sometimes changes occur in the gene code, and these changes are called mutations.

Types Of Tumors – Breast cancer tumors can be categorized by the size, type of cells, and the characteristics that fuel its growth.

Risk Factors – Some cancer risk factors – like smoking – are controllable.  Some other cancer risk factors –like genetics – are not.