Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide. (1) As you age, the immune system weakens, and you’re more likely to develop breast cancer. (2) In this article, we explore the relationship between breast cancer and the immune system. Keep reading to find out more… What Is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer occurs when mutated cells divide abnormally and form lumps in the breast tissue. It primarily affects women, but believe it or not, men can get it too. The most common type of breast cancer starts in the tubes that carry milk to the nipple. However, breast cancer can develop in several other places, including: Lobules (the glands that produce milk) The nipple itself Connective tissue Blood vessels or lymph vessels Let’s take a closer look at the effects that breast cancer can have on your …
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