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Almost anyone is at risk of getting breast cancer, and it is the most common cancer among women. The development of breast cancer is due to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. Through abnormal breast cells may have no order or control when dividing, healthy breast cells have a continuous renewal cycle where they divide and renew themselves in an orderly fashion. Extra cells that are made can form malignant tumors, and if they are left untreated, can possibly spread to the rest of the body. There are many types of breast cancer as well, the most common types being very invasive ductal cancer, which begins in the ductal cells, and lobular cancer, which begins in a lobule. They are classified as invasive and non-invasive based on the tumor. The way a woman can tell if there are any abnormalities in her breasts is by performing a self breast examination. If a lump or thickening is found, the woman will notify the doctor and the doctor will do an examination as well. There may also be changes in the skin of the breast and the skin surrounding it. There are many treatments of breast cancer, as well as many alternatives to mammograms. Some alternatives include: ultrasound, digital thermal imaging and MRIs. These may be used to diagnose cancer in a more efficient way and may determine the best way for treating the type of cancer. There are also a wide variety of treatments that can be used to help kill the cancer cells. Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are just a few of the ways to treat the cancerous breast cells. Treatment also depends on the type of breast cancer, the stage of the cancer, sensitivity to hormones, and the patient’s age, overall health and preferences. Five different surgeries are used to also help treat or remove cancer. A lumpectomy removes the tumor as well as a small amount of healthy surrounding tissue, and aids in the prevention of spreading of cancer. Mastectomies include removing the lobules, ducts, fatty tissues, nipple, areola, and some skin.  Removing one lymph node to halt the spreading of cancer is a surgery known as a sentinel node biopsy. Axillary lymph node dissection is where the surgeon may remove several lymph nodes in the armpit. After having the breast removed, most women will choose to receive plastic or reconstructive surgery. Reconstruction surgery can recreate the breast so that it looks similar to the other breast. The surgeon may use a breast implant, or tissue from another part of the patient’s body