Frequently Asked Questions

What is Breast Cancer? - Breast cancer is made up of a group of cancer cells (malignant tumor) that starts in the cells of the breast.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. It is about 100 times more common in women compared to the men.

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: Most people who develop breast cancer will not be able to pinpoint one specific cause. Scientists have however learned much about risk factors that may indicate a stronger likelihood for cancer.

Breast Cancer Genetics: Genes that pass along hereditary information from generation to generation. Sometimes changes occur in the gene code, and these changes are called mutations. There are gene mutations that affect breast cancer risk especially (BRACA 1 and 2 genes).

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

Breast anatomy: Breast cancer and its treatment options is affected by how the anatomy of the breast and its surrounding tissue. The breast ducts, glands, and lymph system are important in cancer development and its treatment (whether surgical, radiotherapy or chemotherapy).

Risk Factors: Some cancer risk factors – like smoking – are controllable. Some other cancer risk factors –like genetics – are not. Explore our website to find out more about potential risk factors and how you can plan for your healthy lifestyle.

Growth of cancer: the questions like: How does cancer spread into the nearby breast tissue? What happens to cause cancer to spread to other organs? How can this growth be stopped or minimized? What is the most effective, evidence based intervention in the management of different cancers?

What is Breast Cancer? - Breast cancer is made up of a group of cancer cells (malignant tumor) that starts in the cells of the breast.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. It is about 100 times more common in women compared to the men.

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: Most people who develop breast cancer will not be able to pinpoint one specific cause. Scientists have however learned much about risk factors that may indicate a stronger likelihood for cancer.

Breast Cancer Genetics: Genes that pass along hereditary information from generation to generation. Sometimes changes occur in the gene code, and these changes are called mutations. There are gene mutations that affect breast cancer risk especially (BRACA 1 and 2 genes).

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

Breast anatomy: Breast cancer and its treatment options is affected by how the anatomy of the breast and its surrounding tissue. The breast ducts, glands, and lymph system are important in cancer development and its treatment (whether surgical, radiotherapy or chemotherapy).

Risk Factors: Some cancer risk factors – like smoking – are controllable. Some other cancer risk factors –like genetics – are not. Explore our website to find out more about potential risk factors and how you can plan for your healthy lifestyle.

Growth of cancer: the questions like: How does cancer spread into the nearby breast tissue? What happens to cause cancer to spread to other organs? How can this growth be stopped or minimized? What is the most effective, evidence based intervention in the management of different cancers?

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