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    Breast Cancer Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

    1. 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.

    2. Breast Cancer and the Sentinel Node Biopsy

      A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node or nodes to which cancer cells are most likely to spread. WebMD explains how sentinel node biopsy helps treat breast cancer.

    3. Breast Cancer and MRI

      WebMD looks at the use of MRI scans for detecting breast cancer.

    4. Breast Cancer and Biological Therapy

      Learn how Herceptin and other biological therapies work in treating breast cancer.

    5. Breast Cancer and Preventive Mastectomy

      WebMD explains the risks and benefits of preventive mastectomy -- the removal of one or both breasts to avoid developing breast cancer.

    6. Breast Cancer and the Normal Breast

      A look at the anatomy of a normal breast.

    7. Breast Cancer: Tips for Family

      WebMD offers tips for family members of someone diagnosed with breast cancer.

    8. Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

      Proton therapy is targeted radiation that zooms in on breast cancers while reducing the risk of exposure to healthy tissue, like the heart.

    9. What Does It Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

      Should you be concerned about your breast density? Here's how this trait may affect your health.

    10. What Is a Fibroadenoma?

      These painless breast lumps, called fibroadenomas, aren’t cancer. They are also more common that you might think.

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