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  1. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Breast Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about breast cancer, see the following: Breast Cancer Home PageWhat You Need to Know About™ Breast CancerSurgery Choices for Women with DCIS or Breast CancerPreventive MastectomyBreast Reconstruction After MastectomyAdjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast CancerSentinel Lymph Node BiopsyDrugs Approved for Breast CancerHormone Therapy for Breast CancerUnderstanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies and Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer)Targeted Cancer TherapiesInflammatory Breast CancerBRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic TestingGenetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer SyndromesFor general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:What You Need to Know About™ CancerUnderstanding Cancer Series: CancerCancer StagingChemotherapy and You: Support for People With CancerRadiation Therapy and You: Support for People With CancerCoping with

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

    Breast cancer in men is treated the same as breast cancer in women. (See the PDQ summary on Breast Cancer Treatment for more information.)Initial SurgeryTreatment for men diagnosed with breast cancer is usually modified radical mastectomy. Breast-conserving surgery with lumpectomy may be used for some men.Adjuvant TherapyTherapy given after an operation when cancer cells can no longer be seen is called adjuvant therapy. Even if the doctor removes all the cancer that can be seen at the time of the operation, the patient may be given radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and/or targeted therapy after surgery, to try to kill any cancer cells that may be left.Node-negative: For men whose cancer is node-negative (cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes), adjuvant therapy should be considered on the same basis as for a woman with breast cancer because there is no evidence that response to therapy is different for men and women.Node-positive: For men whose cancer is

  3. Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention

    WebMD evaluates the use of tamoxifen for treating breast cancer and preventing it in high-risk cases. Find out how effective it is and what the potential risks are.

  4. Treating Recurrent Breast Cancer

    What happens when breast cancer returns? Find out how a recurrence is treated.

  5. What Is Breast Cancer?

    Learn the basics about breast cancer.

  6. WebMD's 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer

    A list of 10 questions to ask your doctor if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

  7. Side Effects From Breast Cancer Chemotherapy and Radiation

    Learn about the possible side effects of breast cancer treatments.

  8. Possible Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

    WebMD explains the warning signs of breast cancer.

  9. Lobular Carcinoma (Invasive and In Situ)

    While the majority of breast cancers start in the ducts of the breasts, some breast cancers begin in the lobules. WebMD explains invasive lobular carcinoma and lobular carcinoma in situ. Find out what these conditions are, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.

  10. Managing the Visible Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatments

    Breast cancer treatments can take a toll on how you feel and look. WebMD provides tips on how to overcome the visible side effects of breast cancer treatments including hair loss, weight change, and skin problems.

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