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  1. Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer Risk

    Learn more from WebMD about how race and ethnicity influence the risk of developing breast cancer and dying from the disease.

  2. Breast Cancer and Weight Changes

    WebMD explains weight gain as a common side effect of certain breast cancer treatments.

  3. Understanding Breast Cancer and Mammograms

    Learn more from WebMD about the role mammograms play in detecting breast cancer.

  4. Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction Surgery

    WebMD links you to articles about choosing breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy.

  5. Partial Mastectomy

    WebMD defines partial mastectomy for breast cancer.

  6. Total Mastectomy

    WebMD defines total or simple mastectomy for breast cancer.

  7. Breast Reconstruction

    WebMD explains different options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

  8. 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.

  9. Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (05 / 31 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.

  10. Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with breast cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with breast cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment.For some patients, taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice. Many of today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. Patients who take part in a clinical trial may receive the standard treatment or be among the first to receive a new treatment. Patients who take part in clinical trials also help improve the way cancer will be treated in the future. Even when clinical trials do not lead to

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