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Breast cancer

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Breast cancer

(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.

WWW: cancerNET document for patients

WWW: cancerNET document for clinicians