Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. To better understand breast cancer, it helps to understand how any cancer can develop. Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.
Women should consider their options for breastfeeding and the use of HRT following menopause, as these can also increase the risk.
Preventive surgery is also an option for women at high risk of breast cancer