Get an overview of what breast cancer is, how it forms, and how common it is. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass, but other. The female breast is made up mainly of: Lobules – the milk- producing glands. Ducts – tiny tubes that carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple. Stroma – fatty . Types of invasive breast cancer. • Invasive ductal carcinoma, also called infiltrating ductal carcinoma, is the most common invasive breast cancer (about

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Nearly everyone knows someone touched by the disease.

But there is a lot of good news about breast cancer these days. Treatments keep getting better, and we know more than ever about ways to prevent the disease. These eight simple steps can help lower the risk of breast cancer.

Not every one applies to every woman, but together they can have a big impact. Being overweight can increase the risk of many different cancers, including breast cancer, especially after menopause. Be Physically Active Exercise is as close to a silver bullet for good health as there is, and women who are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer.

Regular exercise is also one of the best ways to help keep weight in check. Try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and keep alcohol at moderate levels or lower a drink a day or under.

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While moderate drinking can be good for the heart in older adults, even low levels of intake can increase the risk of breast cancer. But, if you drink more, you should cut down or quit. On top of lowering quality of life and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and at least 15 cancers — including breast cancer — it also causes smelly breath, bad teeth, and wrinkles. Breastfeed, If Possible Breastfeeding for a total of one year or more combined for all children lowers the risk of breast cancer.

It also has great health benefits for the child. The younger a woman is, the lower the risks are. While women are taking birth control pills, they have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.

This risk goes away quickly, though, after stopping the pill. Be Physically Active Exercise is as close to a silver bullet for good health as there is, and women who are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer.

Regular exercise is also one of the best ways to help keep weight in check. Try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and keep alcohol at moderate levels or lower a drink a day or under. While moderate drinking can be good for the heart in older adults, even low levels of intake can increase the risk of breast cancer. But, if you drink more, you should cut down or quit.

On top of lowering quality of life and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and at least 15 cancers — including breast cancer — it also causes smelly breath, bad teeth, and wrinkles.

Breastfeed, If Possible Breastfeeding for a total of one year or more combined for all children lowers the risk of breast cancer. It also has great health benefits for the child.

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The younger a woman is, the lower the risks are. While women are taking birth control pills, they have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. This risk goes away quickly, though, after stopping the pill.

The risk of stroke and heart attack is also increased while on the pill — particularly if a woman smokes. Studies show they have a mixed effect on health, increasing the risk of some diseases and lowering the risk of others, and both estrogenonly hormones and estrogen-plus-progestin hormones increase the risk of breast cancer.

If women do take post-menopausal hormones, it should be for the shortest time possible.

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The best person to talk to about the risks and benefits of post-menopausal hormones is your doctor. You may be at high risk of breast cancer if you have a mother or sister who developed breast or ovarian cancer especially at an early age or if you have multiple family members including males who developed breast, ovarian or prostate cancer. A doctor or genetic counselor can help you understand your family history of the disease.

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