What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the breast. The breast is made up of lobes, milk ducts, fatty tissue, and lymph nodes. About 1 in 8 women in the world will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It's also the most commonly found cancer among women in India.
Breast cancer usually starts with cells in your body growing out of control. As these abnormal cells grow, they form a mass or tumor. Breast tumors are classified according to their appearance under a microscope as well as by where they are located - lymph nodes or other organs such as the lungs or liver.