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Video courtesy of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Cancer is the name given to a very large group of diseases that all show one common characteristic – the excessive or unregulated growth of cells. The growth of healthy, normal cells is under very strict control but in cancer these controls fail to work and the cells start to grow and behave abnormally.
The 3 main types of skin cancer are:
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Can be invasive or non-invasive/in-situ (“DCIS” = Ductal carcinoma in situ)
- Invasive breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women over their lifetimes
- Breast cancer is really an umbrella term for a large group of conditions that may be characterised by their genetics or molecular behaviour.