Patient Resource Center

2415 Darby Drive Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-767-5509 Fax: 256-767-5510
16109-B Highway 43 Russellville, AL 35654 Phone: 256-332-8060 Fax: 256-332-8070

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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.