What is cancer?
Cancer is a disease that develops in our bodies’ cells in any part of the body. When this process is abnormal, damaged cells multiply when they shouldn’t. These damaged cells are responsible for tumors and lumps.
Breast cancer affects many people worldwide, although most of them are women, a small percentage of men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is estimated that every 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. This year 287,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the US.
Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant cells reproduce in the tissues of the prostate. It is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. About one in every eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, the death rate is relatively low (1 in 41).