1.800.247.0762

Burlington, IA

624 S. Roosevelt Ave, Suite 100 Burlington, IA 52601 Phone: (319) 768-4300 Fax: (319) 753-3693 Toll Free: (800) 247-0762

Great River Health Systems

1223 S. Gear Avenue, Suite 100 West Burlington, IA 52655 Phone: 319-768-4312 Fax: 319-768-4313 Toll Free: 800-247-0762
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Health Issues

Breast Cancer Overview and Facts

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast.

There are two main types of breast cancer:

  • Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.
  • Lobular carcinoma starts the lobules, the parts of the breast that produce milk.
  • In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.