What You Should Know About Breast Cancer Risk Factors

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.

Men are also affected by breast cancer. Read this article about how to overcome stigma about breast cancer male patients. 

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.

Read more about clinical trials for breast cancer and how you can benefit from them here.

Breast Cancer News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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