One in every eight women in the United States develops breast cancer and It is the most common cancer among American women.
In Addition, there are many types of breast cancer that differ in their capability of spreading (metastasize) to other body tissues. However, the causes of breast cancer are unknown, although medical professionals have identified several risk factors.
Breast cancer can also be symptom free, which makes following national screening recommendations an important practice. It is diagnosed during a physical exam, by a self-exam of the breasts, mammography, ultrasound testing, and biopsy.
Treatment of breast cancer depends on the type of cancer and its stage (0-IV) and may involve surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.
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