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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the condition where abnormal cells grow in the breast, resulting in a tumour. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women but it can affect men too, but not many. The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown but factors that are thought to contribute include: Breast implants (as the implants can bring changes into the breast tissue), hormone treatments and birth control pills have been associated with it, if someone has been having radiation for another cancer treatment, this could also induce it, women who are obese or overweight have a higher chance of developing it, dense breast tissue (more likely to develop if the breast tissue is higher density), it is a cancer that can run in the family amongst the women and if you have already suffered with breast cancer or suffer with breast lumps.


The most common symptom is a lump in your breast or more than one lump. This is the most common symptom that will make women go to the doctor. Other symptoms include, a change in the size of the breast or shape change, pain around the nipple or discharge from the nipple, peeling or flaking skin on the breast, a pain in your armpits or breast that is always there as well as redness on the skin of the breast