Approximately 1 in 8 women, or 12% of women will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. It is good to be aware of the risk and to understand ways to identify and address signs of breast cancer.
Decision Point You may want to have a say in this decision, or you may simply want to follow your doctor's recommendation. Either way, this information will help you understand what your choices are so that you can talk to your doctor about them.
Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of the cells that line the ducts and lobes of the breast. When breast cancer has spread outside the ducts or lobes into normal breast tissue, it is said to be invasive.