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Although the exact cause of breast cancer is unknown as of March 2015, the condition always begins with the abnormal growth of breast cells, according to Mayo Clinic. A number of hormonal, environmental and lifestyle ris... More »

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To check for breast cancer, a woman should perform a breast self-exam on a routine basis and visit a doctor's office for a mammography screening on a yearly basis according to the Susan G. Komen organization and the Brea... More »

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Breast cancer symptoms include changes in the feel and appearance of the breasts or nipples and clear or bloody discharge, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. While abnormalities should be immediately exa... More »

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Stage 3B cancer is a subcategory of stage 3 breast cancer in which the tumor is of any size and has spread to tissues near the breast. In this stage, the cancer has spread to the surrounding lymph nodes, explains Mayo Cl... More »

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Symptoms of breast cancer include a thickening or lump in the breast area, nipple changes, nipple discharge, breast pain and breast skin changes such as dimpling or puckering, according to Susan G. Komen. The symptoms ar... More »

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Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include a new lump in the breast area, nipple retraction, and swelling and tenderness in the breast and nipple, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer that spreads to ... More »

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