Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast and is the most common cancer in women. There are two main types of invasive breast cancer: (1) ductal carcinoma and (2) lobular carcinoma.

Invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common type, starts in the ducts, or tubes, that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Invasive Lobular carcinoma starts in the part of the breast that produces milk, called lobules.

Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer.

Learn more about breast cancer by following these links:

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.