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  • What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Symptoms Created: Monday, December 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Breast cancer symptoms can vary because there are many types of breast cancer. Know which symptoms you can see and feel, and which of them signal early stage or advanced disease. Remember that not all lumps are symptoms of breast cancer.
  • Questions to Ask After Your Breast Biopsy Created: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    After a breast biopsy, if cancer is found, you may have a lot of questions. Knowing which questions to ask after a breast biopsy may help you make good treatment decisions. Here is a list of questi...
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Breast Cancer Created: Monday, July 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Invasive, or infiltrating, breast cancer has the potential to spread out of the original tumor site and invade other parts of your breast and body. There are several types and subtypes of invasive ...
  • What Are Radiation Tattoos? Created: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Before having breast radiation, you may need to have skin markings or radiation tattoos created on your breast skin. Radiation tattoos are permanent, but some patients may have temporary skin marki...
  • Breast Prostheses Overview Created: Friday, March 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    After a mastectomy or lumpectomy for the treatment of breast cancer, you can achieve a symmetrical appearance again by using a breast prosthesis. There are several types available, in various skin ...
  • Seroma - Medical Definition of Seroma Created: Friday, February 12, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    A seroma can occur after surgery or breast brachytherapy. Seromas may be painful or cause mild discomfort. Learn more about seromas here.
  • Paget’s Disease of the Nipple Created: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    An overview of the rare type of breast cancer, which can occur in women and men, including signs and symptoms, causes, and tests to diagnose.
  • Mastitis – Benign Breast Infection Created: Sunday, February 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Women who are breastfeeding may experience breast pain and lumpiness -- and feel panic. It may be mastitis, a benign breast infection that is treated with antibiotics and simple home remedies. Read...
  • Breast Cancer Staging - Stage Zero Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Is Stage Zero breast cancer really cancer or not? Doctors and patients don't always agree on this controversy. A diagnosis of Stage 0 is one factor that affects your treatment plans -- other things...
  • Breast Cancer Symptoms and Explanations Created: Friday, March 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Signs and symptoms of breast cancer, explanations of the causes of symptoms, what actions you should take if you find a change in your breasts
  • What Are Some Inflammatory Breast Cancer Impostors? Created: Thursday, February 01, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. Early detection is critical to proper treatment and survival. So why is IBC often mistaken for other conditions...
  • Left Breast Pain Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Left breast pain can be very distressing. Your left breast is close to your heart, so when you have this breast pain, it could be the breast or something close to your left breast. Get help for l...
  • Sandi's Survivor Story - Conquering the Enemy: IBC Created: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Sandi Johnson went in for a mammogram and came out with a diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was swept up in the whirlwind of treatments: chemotherapy, surgery, radiation.
  • How Surgical Margins Affect Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions Created: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Surgical margins are part of your diagnostic workup for breast cancer. The state of your surgical margins, also called tumor margins, affects several treatment decisions: lumpectomy or mastectomy, ...
  • Mammograms – Benefits, Drawbacks, and Myths Created: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Your annual screening mammogram comes with some discomfort, but has great medical benefits. Learn about the positives, negatives and myths about mammograms." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • BIRADS – Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System Created: Monday, May 14, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Your mammogram report includes many technical details, one of which is a BIRADS score. This gives the radiologist's opinion of the absence or likelihood of breast cancer. Understanding this score...
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - IDC Created: Thursday, July 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) is the most common type of breast cancer. It begins in the milk ducts and invades nearby breast tissue. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for th...
  • Breast Cancer Treatment - Taxol (Paclitaxel) - Chemotherapy Drug Profile Created: Saturday, September 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Taxol (Paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug made from yew trees. It fights cancer by interfering with cancer cell division. Taxol can be used to treat any stage of breast cancer; as well as ovarian...
  • Breast Biopsy Overview Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Do you need a biopsy or an aspiration? Which kind of biopsy is used for the most accurate results? Read about four main types of breast biopsy procedures." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
  • Huber Needles – Getting To The Point of Chemo Treatment Created: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Your chemo nurse will use a Huber needle to access your implanted port. Learn all about the Huber needle and why it works for many patients.
  • Legumes - Good Nutrition and Eating Healthy Created: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Legumes - beans, peas, lentils and peanuts - are nutritious, low in fat, high in protein, and rich in antioxidants and saponins." itemprop="description">
  • Fibrocystic Changes – Benign Breast Condition Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Fibrocystic disease is now called fibrocystic changes, and is due to hormonal fluctuations. It is the most common benign breast condition, and doesn't increase your risk for breast cancer. Learn ...
  • Intraductal Papillomas – Benign Breast Condition Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    An intraductal papilloma is a tiny wart-like growth in breast tissue that sometimes punctures a duct. These benign tumors are composed of fibrous tissue and blood vessels. Intraductal papillomas g...
  • Breast Ultrasound - Imaging for Breast Abnormalities Created: Monday, August 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    A breast ultrasound may be needed if your mammogram shows indistinct masses, or if a lump can be easily felt during a clinical breast exam. In dense breast tissue, a breast ultrasound can image so...
  • Breast Anatomy - What Are The Parts of a Nipple and Areola? Created: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Breast anatomy is complex and important to reproductive and breastfeeding health. To focus on one aspect of breast anatomy, let's examine the nipple structure. Find out what's inside a nipple and...
  • How To Do a Breast Self Exam (BSE) Created: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Here's now to do your Breast Self Exam (BSE), how to do it properly, when to do your BSE, and the reasons for doing your BSE regularly. Your breast health is literally in your hands. Included are...
  • Inverted Nipples, Retracted Nipples, and Nipple Changes Created: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Do you know the difference between inverted nipples, retracted nipples, and erect nipples? Inverted nipples may be normal for some women. Learn how to identify the variations on inverted, retracte...
  • Worst Gifts for a Breast Cancer Survivor Created: Thursday, December 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Gifts are wonderful – most of the time. But sometimes we pick the wrong gift to give. Here's a list of five things not to buy for your favorite survivor.
  • Vitamin E Lowers Breast Cancer Risk and Moderates Hot Flashes Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Those golden gelcaps of vitamin E can help moderate your hot flash symptoms and lower your risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Stage 2 Breast Cancer Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Stage 2 breast cancer is an early-stage tumor and should respond well to proper treatment. Learn the different categories of tumor classification and how that affects your options for treatment and...
  • Breast Cancer Tumors: What Are They? Created: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    If a dense white mass with an irregular outline appears on your mammogram, it may be a malignant tumor. Read more to find out what a breast tumor feels like, and how to get it tested for an accurat...
  • Breast Pain - Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments Created: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    Breast pain can happen to anyone. When it strikes you, know which doctor to see, how to get ready for a breast pain consultation, and what tests and treatments to expect. Use home remedies and prof...

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