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  1. Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy

    WebMD links you to articles about chemotherapy for breast cancer.

  2. Breast Cancer and Weight Changes

    WebMD explains weight gain as a common side effect of certain breast cancer treatments.

  3. Understanding Breast Cancer and Mammograms

    Learn more from WebMD about the role mammograms play in detecting breast cancer.

  4. Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer Risk

    Learn more from WebMD about how race and ethnicity influence the risk of developing breast cancer and dying from the disease.

  5. Partial Mastectomy

    WebMD defines partial mastectomy for breast cancer.

  6. Breast Reconstruction

    WebMD explains different options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

  7. Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction Surgery

    WebMD links you to articles about choosing breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy.

  8. Total Mastectomy

    WebMD defines total or simple mastectomy for breast cancer.

  9. Breast Cancer and the Breast Self-Exam

    Learn how to perform a breast self-exam to check for lumps or other breast changes that may signal breast cancer.

  10. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage I, II, IIIA, and Operable IIIC Breast Cancer

    Primary TherapyLocal-regional treatmentStage I, II, IIIA, and operable IIIC breast cancer often requires a multimodality approach to treatment. Irrespective of the eventual procedure selected, the diagnostic biopsy and surgical procedure that will be used as primary treatment should be performed as two separate procedures. In many cases, the diagnosis of breast carcinoma is made by core needle biopsy. After the presence of a malignancy is confirmed, treatment options should be discussed with the patient before a therapeutic procedure is selected. Estrogen-receptor (ER) and progesterone-receptor (PR) protein status and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu) status should be determined for the primary

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