If breast cancer is not diagnosed and treated early, it can spread to nearby organs or enter the bloodstream and spread to distant organs in a process known as metastasis. Once breast cancer has turned metastatic, the disease is usually incurable. Only 1 to 3 percent of patients with metastatic breast cancer recover from the disease, notes the California Breast Cancer Research Program. The symptoms of metastatic breast cancer generally continue to worsen until death. Depression and Anxiety Psychological symptoms including depression and anxiety increase greatly in patients shortly before dying of metastatic breast cancer, reports a study published in the European Journal of Cancer Care.
Signs and Symptoms of Cancer
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Not only in the breast itself, adipose tissue stretches from the collarbone, down to the underarm, and across to the ribcage. Adipose tissue also contains nerve cells and blood vessels. It is important for storing and releasing energy. Lobes, lobules, and milk ducts A female breast will generally have between 12 and 20 sections known as lobes. Each of these is made up of smaller areas called lobules , which are milk glands. Lobes and lobules are connected by milk ducts, which carry milk to the nipple. It is among the lobes, lobules, and milk ducts were cancer is most likely to form.
Symptoms and Signs
The free resource, 3 Steps to Early Detection, can increase your chance of finding breast cancer before it spreads. Tell us where we can send you your copy. How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam Women should perform a self breast-exam each month and any changes or abnormalities should be discussed with a doctor or physician. A healthcare professional will check for lumps or other physical changes in the breast that may need to be investigated. Mammogram Mammogram A mammogram is an x-ray that allows a qualified specialist to examine the breast tissue for any suspicious areas.
Biography[ edit ] Born and raised in the Persian Jewish community of Iran , at age 15 Samadi and his younger brother left in after the Iranian Revolution. After high school, Samadi attended Stony Brook University and earned his degree in biochemistry on a full scholarship. He earned his M.