(Science: oncology) The uncontrolled growth of malignant breast tissue.
breast cancer is currently the most common cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer-related death in the 15-54 age group.
strong risk factors include a prior history for breast cancer or a positive family history for breast cancer.
early detection is possible through the use of monthly breast self-examination, annual clinical exams and mammography.
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