The most common kind of invasive cancer in women, breast cancer can occur in men as well. It develops in the cells of breasts that form a tumor.
Some of the common signs of breast cancer are:
Changes in the appearance, size or shape of the breast
A newly inverted nipple
Changes in the skin of the breast, like dimpling
Thickening or lump in the breast (different from surrounding tissue)
Flaking, scaling, peeling or crusting of the pigmented region of skin around the nipple
Pitting or redness of the skin over the breast
Types of Breast Cancer
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
It is a non-invasive type of breast cancer. In this condition, the affected cells are confined to ducts in the breast. They have not invaded the surrounding tissue of the breast.
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
A common type of breast cancer, IDC starts in the milk ducts of the breast and then affects the nearby tissues. Once the cancer cells have gone beyond the milk ducts, it can affect the nearby tissues and organs.
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
ILC the second most common type of breast cancer usually occurs in older adults. It starts in the lobules of the breast and spreads to the nearby tissue. In some people it can spread into other parts of the body.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
A rare but aggressive type of cancer, IBC causes the breast to swell and look red. These modifications are because of the cancer calls block the lymph vessels preventing draining from the lymph vessels.
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