Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, as early detection can lead to more successful treatment. Stage 1 breast cancer is a cancer that is still small and located in the breast that has not spread to the lymph nodes, or a small area of the cancer has spread to the sentinel lymph node (the first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread). According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), early-stage breast cancer can describe several stages from 0 to 3A.
Cribriform breast cancer is a low-grade, slow-growing breast cancer that may be present with other forms of breast cancer. Knowing the stage can help you and your doctor determine possible outcomes, treatment options, and find clinical trials that may be appropriate.The risk of
breast cancerincreases if your mother, sister, or daughter (first-degree relative) has had
breast cancer, especially if this family member was premenopausal at the time the cancer was diagnosed. However, there are certain changes in the breast that may indicate
breast cancerin both men and women. These include swelling or redness of the breasts.You can help reduce your risk of
cancerby making healthy choices, such as eating well, staying active, and not smoking.
of breast cancerhave a risk that the cancer will return as metastatic or spread to other areas of the body. The American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help you during and after
cancertreatment.These therapies can help reduce the size of the tumor and allow the surgeon to more easily remove it while the breast is preserved. Approximately 5% to 10% of
breast cancersare due to a genetic abnormality inherited from the mother or father. We follow the guidelines set by the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons and recommend that women age 40 and older with an average risk get annual mammograms.