Cancer : Cancer And Cancer

1439 Words Apr 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Cells in any part of the body can become cancerous and they can spread to other areas of the body. “Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. (“What is Breast Cancer?”)”
Breast cancer stages range from 0 to 4. Stages 0 and 1 are the earliest detection of cancer development, the cancer cells are confined to one area. Stage 2 and 2A is evidence that the cancer has begun to grow or spread. Stages 3 A, B and C is considered to be advanced cancer that shows the cancer entering surrounding tissues near the breast. The last stage is stage 4 and it shows that cancer has spread beyond the breast to other areas of the body. Most breast cancers begin in the cells that line the ducts, which are tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple. and begin in the cells that line the lobules, this is the milk producing glands. Lymph nodes play a role in breast cancer because its one-way breast cancers can spread. Lymph nodes are a small collection of immune system cells that help fight infections and these are connected to lymphatic vessels, which breast cancer cells can enter the vessels and grow in the lymph nodes. If this happens there is a larger risk that cancer cells have gotten into the bloodstream and spread to other areas in the body. “The more lymph nodes with breast…
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