What is Breast Cancer?
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Breast cells sometimes become abnormal in nature and these abnormal cells multiply and grow creating new cells in the breast. These cells are not required by the body and are not a normally functioning growth. A mass growth or structure of these extra cells is called a tumor. These tumors are growths which are "benign" in nature and do not cause any harm to the body. Usually these tumors are localized in nature and do not spread in the body. They commonly do not lead to big health problems. Some of the other tumors or abnormal cell growths in the breast are "malignant" and are called as cancer. Often the growth of cancerous cells is initially a small mass to be felt. But it can grow throughout the breast as the cells multiply and also grow to the other parts of the body. These cells which are malignant in nature can lead to serious health problems and may even be able to cause death.
Warning sign of Breast Cancer
The warning and alert signs for cancer differ in different people. In some patients there may be no apparent symptoms to physical feel or any visible symptom for cancer. Cancer may be detected after a routine screening mammogram or it may be suspected during some other investigation of the body.