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.
- Breast Cancer Education Activity
- Breast Cancer/Mammography Consumer Fact Sheet
- Life ABC (Life After Early Breast Cancer)
- SWHR/Susan G. Komen Network for the Study of Exercise and Breast Cancer
- Keeping Abreast of Trends in Mammography (Briefing, May 2008)
- Women Taking Control: Personalizing Medical Decisions (Briefing, November 2005)
- SWHR. Life after Early Breast Cancer: science, perceptions & communication surrounding risk of recurrence . 2005 May:1-30.
- “The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fifth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer.” John Link, 2012
- “Breast Cancer (2015): 150 Latest & Illustrated Questions and Answers.” Sattar Memon, M.D., 2015