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According to the American Cancer Society Breast cancer is thesecond leading cause of cancer for women in the US after lungcancer Approximately 39970 woman and 450 men in the US willdie from the disease in 2011 ACS 2011Making at least one person more aware of the disease will helpto continue changing the statistics in future breast cancercasesGoing further into detail there will be definitions on a fewdifferent types of breast cancer risk factors diagnosing andtreatment techniquesBodyBreast cancer defined in a simple manner is cells that the bodydoes not need that quickly multiply forming what is known as atumorNot all tumors are cancerous a cancerous tumors are calledmalignant tumors whereas non-cancerous tumors are calledbenign tumorsHere are just a few of the different types of breast cancerOne common form is Ductal carcinoma There are two differentvariations of this cancer the first is Ductal Carcinoma insitu or DCISDCIS is a cancer that has developed in the milk ducts This typeof cancer has not spread or metastasizedThis form is not life threatening but can increase a personsrisk factors for developing breast cancer later on in lifeInvasive Ductal Carcinoma is the second type of ductalcarcinomas It is also called IDC for short and other peopleknow it by infiltrating ductal carcinomaTo explain in a simple manner IDC is breast cancer that hasspread from the milk ducts This is done by the cancerspreading through the tissue into the lymph nodes andthroughout the bodyThere are less common forms of breast cancer that includeTubular carcinoma of the breast Medullary carcinoma of thebreast Papillary carcinoma of the breast and Cribriformcarcinoma of the breastOther forms of breast cancer are Invasive lobular carcinomaInflammatory Breast Cancer Lobular carcinoma in situ Malebreast cancer Pagets disease of the nipple Phyllodes tumorsof the breast and finally recurrent and matastic breastcancerEach of these types of cancers have different signs andsymptoms as well as risk factors It is also imperative tokeep in mind that if something is found it does not mean thatit
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