Breast Cancer Index Page
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the UK.
The risk of breast cancer increases with age, it is most common after
the age of 50. Each breast has 15- 20 sections (lobes), each of which
has many smaller sections (lobules). The lobes and lobules are connected
by thin tubes (ducts). The most frequent type of breast cancer is that
starting in the ducts (ductal cancer), other types include cancer beginning
in the lobes or lobules (lobular carcinoma), less common is Inflammatory
breast cancer which causes the breast to be red, and swollen. The incidence
of breast cancer has been increasing in the UK; the rate of increase
has been faster in younger women, however, the cause of most breast cancers
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