Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the breast tissue. It most commonly begins as calcium deposits or a small confined tumor in the breast tissue (generally the milk ducts or glands) and can spread through the lymph nodes or the blood stream to other organs. When it moves to other areas, it is termed metastatic or advanced breast cancer. Breast cancer progresses at different rates in different people and some lumps are benign (not cancerous), though it’s important to have all lumps screened by your doctor.

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