Breast cancer is a malignant disease characterized by the out-of-control growth of breast cells. The breast is composed of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue, and glandular tissue, which comprises three parts – the glands that produce milk, the ducts that transport milk to the nipple, and the connective tissue that consists of fibrous and fatty tissue that connects everything together.
Dr. Shahla Masood is the medical director of the UF Health Breast Center. In this video from UF Health Jacksonville, Dr. Masood discusses breast cancer, how most of the breast cancers are “sporadic breast cancers” – which are cancers that develop in both men and women and that are not associated with any risk factors. Dr. Masood also talks about the most common risk factors associated with breast cancer such as family history and genetics, but also age and prolonged exposure to estrogen.
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