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Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Breast Cancer and the Breast Biopsy

    WebMD provides an overview of various methods of breast biopsy used to detect breast cancer.

  3. 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.

  4. Breast Cancer and Ductal Lavage

    WebMD explains ductal lavage, a test used to detect cells that could turn into breast cancer.

  5. Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is often used to treat breast cancer. WebMD explains the various forms of chemotherapy and how they affect the menstrual cycle and fertility.

  6. Breast Cancer and Biological Therapy

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

  7. Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction

    Should you have breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery? WebMD explains the options.

  8. Breast Cancer and Breast Ultrasound

    WebMD looks at the use of breast ultrasound in detecting and treating breast cancer.

  9. Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer

    WebMD explains a lumpectomy, also called breast-conserving surgery, to treat breast cancer.

  10. Paget's Disease of the Nipple

    WebMD describes Paget's disease of the nipple, a rare form of breast cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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