- Women were enraged after Instagram deactivated a post-mastectomy tattoo account, stating it was too “sexually suggestive.”
- Pigeons were able to accurately decide which medical images showed malignant breast tissue.
- Cancer isn't usually something to joke about, but Nikki Martinez uses humor to deal with her disease and spread awareness.
- Breast cancer rates among African-American women match those of white women, yet rates among Asian women have increased dramatically.
- Examining a particular gene can give scientists a clue about where breast cancer might spread.
- Male breast cancer survivor Dwayne Bratcher opens up about his diagnosis and how he handled getting diagnosed with a disease that normally affects women.
- For the first time since 2003, the American Cancer Society has released new guidelines for women at average risk for developing breast cancer.
- Breast cancer survivor Aniela McGuinness chronicles her preventive mastectomy in an effort to increase joy and awareness surrounding breast cancer.
- Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer later and receive inappropriate treatment when compared to white women.
- The NFL denied DeAngelo Williams's request to wear pink all season in honor of his mother, who passed away after she ended her battle with breast cancer.
- Any company can put a pink ribbon on its products, but it doesn't mean they're all diligent in their health safety records.
- Women who have had their ovaries removed following a cancer diagnosis still have hope to get pregnant.
Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas; those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. While the overwhelming majority of cases are women, men can sometimes also develop breast cancer. Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 22.9% of all cancers in women.