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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Brazil and worldwide, after non-melanoma skin cancer. According to INCA estimates, 73,920 new cases of the disease are expected each year by 2025 in Brazil.

Breast cancer is a disease that results from the disordered multiplication of breast cells

There are several types of cancer, some of which progress quickly and others more slowly. For this reason, treatment is decided on a case-by-case basis, according to the type of cancer and the stage of the disease.

It is the most common type of cancer among women in Brazil and worldwide, after non-melanoma skin cancer. According to INCA estimates, 73,920 new cases of the disease are expected per year by 2025 in Brazil.

Although it occurs much more frequently in women, breast cancer can also occur in men. According to INCA, based on data from the Unified Health System (SUS), 187 men lost their lives to the disease in 2015 alone.

**Please note: the information on our website is for information purposes only and does not replace medical advice. We stress the importance of periodic visits to your doctor and of carrying out the routine examinations he or she requests.

If you notice any changes or find a lump in your breasts, seek medical help for advice on what to do.
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