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Breast Cancer refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. This occurs as a result of abnormal changes in genes which are responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy.

Malignant tumors are cancerous and left unchecked, these cells can eventually spread to areas of the body. Usually breast cancer begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple.

Less commonly, breast cancer can begin in the stromal tissues, which include the fatty and fibrous connective tissues of the breast.

About 90% of breast cancers are due to genetic abnormalities as a result of the aging process. While there are steps every person can take to help the body stay as healthy as possible (such as eating well, not smoking, limiting alcohol, and exercising regularly), breast cancer is never anyone's fault. Learn more at BreastCancer.org
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