A practical implementation of machine learning in predicting breast cancer





breast cancer, machine learning, logistic regression , support vector machine , decision tree, random Forest, regression decision tree


Cancer is the leading disease in the world by the increasing number of new patients and deaths every year. Hence, it is the most feared disease of our time. It is believed that lung cancer and breast cancer are most common types of cancer and they both are subtypes of the same group of cancer – carcinoma. With this type of cancer early detection is of great importance for patient survival. As it is the disease that has unfortunately been around for many years, today we have datasets with all necessary information for diagnosing and predicting cancer. Predicting cancer means deciding if the cancer is malignant or benign. The key to this answer lays in different values of parameters that have been stored when the disease was discovered. Machine learning plays the crucial role in predicting cancer, given the fact that algorithms such as Support Vector Machine (SVM), Decision Tree (DT), Random Forest (RF) and etc. are designed to find the pattern that occurs in large sets of data and based on that make a decision. In this paper, author's goal is to see how machine learning and its practical implementation on public datasets can help with early breast cancer diagnosis and hopefully help save more lives.




How to Cite

Fetić, A. ., & Dželihodžić, A. (2021). A practical implementation of machine learning in predicting breast cancer. Science, Engineering and Technology, 1(2), 16–23. https://doi.org/10.54327/set2021/v1.i2.16



Research Article