Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. When cells in the breast start to grow out of hand and functions abnormally, it becomes cancer cells. Cancer cells are immature cells and don’t die which lead to cells building up and becomes a tumor. When this tumor has cells that would destroy the surrounding tissues and spreads to other others organs, it is considered a malignant tumor or a breast cancer. Breast cancers are common in women but men can get it too.
Breast cancer can start from any part of the breast. It can start in the breast ducts called ductal cancers. Also, ductal cancer is the most common breast cancer. Breast ducts are the tube that carries milk to the nipple. Some cancer can start in the glands that are responsible for the production of milk. There are still other types of breast cancer that are rare or less common. These cancers are called sarcoma and lymphomas.
Some breast cancers can from breast lumps while some don’t. It is also important to remember that some breast lumps are not cancerous, they are called benign tumors. Benign tumors are not cancerous, it does not spread and it’s not life-threatening. However, some benign tumors can heighten the risk of an individual to get breast cancer. Therefore it is advisable to have breast lumps checked by your doctor for it to be determined whether it is benign or cancer.
Breast cancer can metastasize when the cancer cells get into the blood or lymph system and are circulated to the rest of the body.
An individual with breast cancer may not experience any symptoms; some have very small cancer cells, that it won’t produce masses or lumps. If symptoms do occur, lumps or mass can be felt when doing a self-breast examination.
If you think you are suffering from Breast Cancer you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Breast Cancer as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).