Breast Cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. In Unites state after skin cancer, breast cancer is probably the most common cancer diagnosed in women. Mostly Breast cancer can occur in both women and men, but it is more common in women.

What are the types of Breast cancer?
Types of breast cancer are as follows:

  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Recurrent breast cancer
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma
  • Paget’s disease of the breast
  • Male breast cancer

What are the symptoms?
Symptoms and signs of breast cancer may include,

  • A breast lump or thickening which feels different from the surrounding tissue.
  • You will notice change in the size, shape and appearance of a breast.
  • Also, skin over the breast will change, such as dimpling.
  • A newly inverted nipple.
  • Peeling, crusting, scaling, or flaking of the pigmented area of skin surrounding the nipple (areola) or breast skin.
  • Redness and pitting of the skin over your breast, for example like the skin of an orange.

What are the causes of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer takes place when some breast cells begins to grow abnormally. This type of cells divide rapidly than that of healthy cells do. They continue to accumulate, forming a lump or mass. These cells may spread through your breast to lymph and to other parts of the body.

Mostly breast cancer begins with cells in the milk producing ducts. This may also begin in the glandular tissue which are called as lobules or in the other tissue or cells within the breast.

Researcher says that hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors increases the risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer is caused by complex interaction of genetic factor and your environment.

Factors that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer are as follows:

Female:
Women are much more likely to develop breast cancer, than that in Men.

Increasing age:
Your risk of breast cancer increases as you age increases.

History of breast cancer:
If you have breast cancer in one breast, then you have an increased risk of developing cancer in the other breast as well.

Radiation exposure:
If you have received any type pf radiation treatments to your chest as a child or young adult, then the risk of breast cancer will increase.

Obesity:
If you are obese, it increases the risk of breast cancer.

Beginning your period at a younger age:
If you begin your period before age 12, then it increases your risk of breast cancer.

Having your first child at an older age:
Women who give birth to their first child after age of 30 may, then they may have an increased risk of breast cancer.

Having never been pregnant:
Women who have never been pregnant will have a greater risk of breast cancer than in women who have one or more pregnancies.

Drinking alcohol:

Drinking alcohol my increase the risk of breast cancer.

Treatment:
Most women with breast cancer undergo surgeries, and also receive additional treatment before or after surgery which includes hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or radiation.

Alternative Medicine:
Till now no alternative medicines have been found to cure breast cancer. But alternative medicines’ therapy can help you to reduce the side effects caused during breast cancer.