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Breast cancer Information
Breast cancer Information

Breast cancer results from lesion of breast cell tissues most often found in mammary glands or the inside of breast lobes. Cancer occurring in mammary glands is known as breast cancer, and cancer occurring in breast lobes is known as lobular carcinoma. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. However, regular breast self-check can contribute to early prevention and treatment of cancer, thereby improving the cure prospect.

Breast cancer
Breast cancer symptoms
Breast cancer
  • Tissue thickening
  • Breast skin appears sunken, in a state of erosion, scaly or dimpled
  • Hard lump on the surface
  • Nipple inversion
  • Varicose vein
  • Changes in breast shape or size
Breast cancer risk factors
Breast cancer risk factors
  • Having family history of breast cancer
  • Having previously suffered from breast cancer/malignant breast tumor
  • Highly dense breast tissues
  • Premature menarche/late-onset menopause
  • Overweight
  • Intake of alcohol
  • Having received radiotherapy in the chest
  • Taking hormone medications
Breast cancer
  • X-ray examination
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Extraction of tissue sections for examination

Once a patient is diagnosed, the doctor will consider the following factors to determine a therapeutic regimen for the patient:

  • Size and growth rate of the tumor
  • Number of affected lymphocytes
  • Response of hormone receptor and targeted therapy receptor