What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is cancer or a malignant tumor that affects the cells in the breast. These cancer cells invade breast tissue and can also spread to the rest of the body.

For more information on breast cancer treatment or to schedule an appointment, call Christian Hospital at 877.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.

Causes and Risk Factors

The cause of breast cancer is unknown but there are many risk factors that increase the chances of breast cancer in women. Below are some of the common risks associated with breast cancer.

  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Weight
  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Age
  • Family History

Common Signs and Symptoms

The following are some common signs and symptoms of breast cancer:

  • Hard knot or thickening of the breast
  • Swelling and redness
  • Change in breast size or shape
  • Dimpling and puckering of the breast
  • Itchy or scaly skin
  • Bloody or clear nipple discharge
  • New pain in breast

Types of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Stages

For more information on breast cancer or to schedule an appointment at the Breast Health Center, call Christian Hospital at 877.747.9355 or email us.