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What is breast cancer? PDF Print E-mail

Cancer is a disease that starts in a single cell of the body. When the DNA of a cell is damaged or changed, the cell becomes abnormal and grows in an uncontrolled manner. The damaged cell can multiply more rapidly than a normal cell, and can prevent healthy cells from functioning properly. When this abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth invades surrounding tissues, it is called cancer. It can take years for any outward signs or symptoms of cancer to show.


There are many different types of cancers, and each one is named after the body part where the affected cells originated. Breast cancer occurs when the affected cells are in the breast tissue.

Learn more at: http://www.cbcf.org/breastcancer/

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