A breast cancer diagnosis can be very frightening and confusing, both for the person being diagnosed and their family and friends. Both the individual and her or his co-survivors can benefit for all the information they can get.
What is Breast Cancer?
Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the lining of the milk ducts (thin tubes that carry milk from the lobules of the breast to the nipple). Another type of breast cancer is lobular carcinoma, which begins in the lobules (milk glands) of the breast. Invasive breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from where it began in the breast ducts or lobules to surrounding normal tissue. Breast cancer occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
Breast cancer research is continuously evolving. More information can be found at The National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast