Breast Cancer General Information
(From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.
Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast. A breast is made up of three main parts: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. The lobules are the glands that produce milk. The ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple. The connective tissue (which consists of fibrous and fatty tissue) surrounds and holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.
Many organizations publish information about breast cancer. Below are links that can be helpful
Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask the Health Care Team - ASCO/Cancer.Net
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society