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Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

  1. Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Doctors

    If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, here's a list of questions to ask your breast cancer doctors.

  2. Nutrition and Exercise During Breast Cancer Treatment

    Read about nutrition and exercise during breast cancer treatment.

  3. Breast Cancer Resources

    Learn about breast cancer resources available to women with breast cancer and their loved ones.

  4. The Birth Control Pill and Breast Cancer Risk

    Learn about birth control pills and their link to breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

  5. Breast Cancer - What Happens

    Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast grow abnormally. As the breast cancer grows, it can spread to nearby tissues and lymph nodes. Advanced breast cancer can affect the bones, liver, and brain.

  6. Breast Cancer - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy is the use of high - energy X - rays to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. It is used after breast - conserving surgery and sometimes after mastectomy, depending on how advanced your breast cancer is at the time of your surgery.

  7. Breast Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    The most common symptom of breast cancer is a painless lump. However, early breast cancer is often found on a mammogram before a lump can be felt.

  8. Breast Cancer - Home Treatment

    During treatment for any stage of breast cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may occur with cancer treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems. Be sure to follow any instr

  9. Breast Cancer - Exams and Tests

    Screening tests-The earlier breast cancer is found, the more easily and successfully it can be treated. The most common methods for detecting breast cancer include: Mammogram. Clinical breast exam (CBE). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast.

  10. Breast Cancer - Treatment Overview

    Breast cancer is usually treated with surgery, medications, and radiation therapy.

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