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  1. Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062970-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy

  2. Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for men with breast cancer. Different types of treatment are available for men with breast cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to ...

  3. Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of breast cancer and pregnancy. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS ...

  4. Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Male Breast Cancer

    Recurrent breast cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the breast,in the chest wall,or in other parts of the body. ...

  5. Breast Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000257994-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Breast Cancer Prevention

  6. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information About Breast Cancer

    Other PDQ summaries containing information related to breast cancer.

  7. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062787-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Breast Cancer Treatment

  8. Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Special Populations

    Women with Limited Life Expectancy Achieving balance between the benefits and harms of screening is especially important for women with a life expectancy of no longer than 5 years. Such women might have end-stage renal disease,severe dementia,terminal cancer,or severe functional dependencies in activities of daily living. Early cancer detection and prompt treatment are unlikely to reduce ...

  9. Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Breast Cancer

    After breast cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if the cancer has spread within the breast or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order ...

  10. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Treatment of inflammatory breast cancer may include the following: Systemic chemotherapy. Systemic chemotherapy followed by surgery (breast-conserving surgery or total mastectomy),with lymph node dissection followed by radiation therapy. Additional systemic therapy (chemotherapy,hormone therapy,or both) may be given. Clinical trials testing new anticancer drugs,new drug combinations,and ...

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