Breast cancer is not found only in women! Men are often victims as well. This common misconception needs to be exposed in order to increase the successful treatment of this type of cancer.
Once human breasts are fully formed, cell division becomes irregular. Generally, when a cell becomes damaged, and the DNA of a cell is modified, the result is a cancerous growth within the breast tissue. At first, breast cancer will remain contained in one breast and possibly a few lymph nodes located in the under-arm area.
Because the body is already used to irregular cell division in breast tissue, the only real symptoms that appear in early stage cancer are small lumps within the breast tissue. The formation is there lumps occurs when rapidly dividing malignant cells begin to try to occupy the same space in the tissue, forming masses of cells which turn into tumors. Not all tumors are malignant. That is, some breast tissue tumors are benign and do not require anything other than monitoring and removal once they are determined to be benign.
In the Early Stage, Breast cancer is highly treatable with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation used in some particular combination. More advanced and inflammatory types of breast cancer, particularly those that have spread to the other breast or through the blood to other parts of the body, will be much more difficult to treat successfully.
Early detection is the best cure for breast cancer. Women and men alike are encouraged to perform self-examinations of breast tissue monthly and to report any irregularity immediately.