Breast cancer is a disease where cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different types of cancer that develop in different parts of the breast.
There are three main parts of the breast: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Lobules are glands that produce milk, ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple, and connective tissue holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.
Most breast cancers (80%) occur in women over the age of 50, but younger women can get it too. Some transgender men and non-binary people can also be at risk.
About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime – it’s the most common cancer in the UK. But there’s a good chance of recovery if it’s detected at an early stage.
Signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer:
For more information on breast cancer from the NHS click the link below.