What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a tumor arising from the cells of the breast which has the ability to involve surrounding tissues and spread to distant organs. It is seen in both genders even though rare amongst males (1%).
What constitutes breast?
Woman breast is designed for the production of milk and constitutes 15-20 lobes. Each lobe contains milk glands that carry the milk through ducts to the reservoir situated behind the dark round area of skin surrounding the nipple called the areola. The rest of the breast is made up of fat, blood and lymph vessels.