Breast Adenocarcinoma at 40x Magnification
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers. Approximately one in every ten women in the United States will develop the disease at some point during her lifetime. Contrary to popular belief, however, breast cancer is not solely found among women. The disease also occurs in men, though with much less frequency. Fewer than one in every 1,000 men develop malignancies of the breast. In recent years, the month of October has been designated by many charities and health organizations as a time to increase awareness of breast cancer, an event that is most commonly associated with the pink ribbons many individuals wear in order to symbolically recognize the struggles of men and women faced with the disease.