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The breast is made up of lobules (milk-producing glands), ducts (passageways that convey milk from the lobules to the nipple) and other tissues. Most breast cancers develop within the lining of the ducts or the lobules. A small percentage of tumors originate in the connective tissues or blood vessels of the breast. Breast cancer types include:

Signs and Symptoms

One symptom of breast cancer is a lump or mass that can be felt in the breast. Some women may experience pain or tenderness in the breasts. Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer can include redness, a thickening or pitted appearance of the skin, increased firmness of the breast and inversion of the nipple.

Early Detection

The earlier a breast cancer is detected, the greater the chance of achieving a long-term cure. Mammogram and breast self-exam are valuable tools in the early detection of breast cancer.

Virtual Visits Are Available

Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.

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Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible.