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Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of theBreast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of thebreastsbreasts..Breast cancer can occur in both men andBreast cancer can occur in both men andwomen, but it's far more common in womenwomen, but it's far more common in women..After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonAfter skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commoncancer diagnosed in women in the United Statescancer diagnosed in women in the United States..ButButbreast cancer rates have fallen in recent years,breast cancer rates have fallen in recent years,though doctors aren't certain whythough doctors aren't certain why..Still, for manyStill, for manywomen, breast cancer is the disease they fear mostwomen, breast cancer is the disease they fear most..Public support for breast cancer awareness and researchPublic support for breast cancer awareness and researchfunding has helped improve the diagnosis andfunding has helped improve the diagnosis andtreatment of breast cancertreatment of breast cancer..Breast cancer survivalBreast cancer survivalrates have increased and the number of deaths hasrates have increased and the number of deaths hasbeen declining, thanks to earlier detection, newbeen declining, thanks to earlier detection, newtreatments and a better understanding of the diseasetreatments and a better understanding of the disease
 
 
SymptomsSymptoms
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer maySigns and symptoms of breast cancer mayincludeinclude::
1.1.
A breast lump or thickening that feelsA breast lump or thickening that feelsdifferent from the surrounding tissuedifferent from the surrounding tissue
 
2.2.
Bloody discharge from the nippleBloody discharge from the nipple
 
3.3.
Change in the size or shape of a breastChange in the size or shape of a breast
 
4.4.
Changes to the skin over the breast, suchChanges to the skin over the breast, suchas dimplingas dimpling
 
5.5.
Inverted nippleInverted nipple
 
6.6.
Peeling or flaking of the nipple skinPeeling or flaking of the nipple skin
 
7.7.
Redness or pitting of the skin over yourRedness or pitting of the skin over yourbreast, like the skin of an orangebreast, like the skin of an orange

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