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Cancer of breast; Cancer, Breast; Malignant neoplasm of breast; malignant tumor of breast; Mammary cancer; Paget's Disea... 

MEL; MLT; N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine 

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. Cancer that begins in the lobes or lobules is called lobular carcinoma and is more often found in both breasts than are other types of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is an uncommon type of breast cancer in which the breast is warm, red, and swollen.

Melatonin, or 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, is a hormone produced by pinealocytes in the pineal gland, located in the brain, but also in the retina and GI tract. It is a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan.


Breast Cancer as related to Melatonin