Dr. Jane Mendez explains the most common places breast cancer could be expanded to. "Locally, it starts in the armpit and once it reaches the lymph nodes it has the potential to possibly expand to more distant parts of the body such as bones, liver, lungs and brain," says Mendez.
Breast Surgery Specialist Jane Mendez explains that cancer occurs in the breast tissue that spans from the sternum, the inframammary fold to the clavicle and the dorsal muscle. "Breast cancer may occur in any of these landmarks," says Mendez. Also, the specialist recommends that women have to be aware of what is normal for their breast tissue. "It's critical for a woman to perform breast examination for an early detection," according to the expert. Concerning the size of the mass, Dr. Mendez says that "the smaller the breast, the less breast tissue you have to develop a mass."
There are some ways to prevent breast cancer such as limiting alcohol, avoid smoking, controlling weight, being active and breastfeeding. Dr. Jane Mendez, Chief of Breast Surgery with Miami Cancer Institute, says the more obese women are, the higher estrogen levels they have and this increases the risk.