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Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

  1. Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

    What are clinical trials, and how can you find one? Women with breast cancer can find out more here.

  2. Biological Therapy for Breast Cancer

    A breast cancer treatment known as biological therapy uses the body's own immune system to act on cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells unaffected.

  3. Breast Cancer Doctors and Specialists

    See differences between doctors who specialize in breast cancer treatment, such as breast surgeons and radiation oncologists.

  4. Understanding Breast Cancer -- Prevention

    Are there ways to prevent breast cancer? Get the facts from WebMD.

  5. Understanding Breast Cancer -- Symptoms

    Get information on the symptoms of breast cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Breast Cancer -- the Basics

    Get the basics about breast cancer and its causes from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Breast Cancer -- Diagnosis & Treatment

    There are several treatment options for breast cancer. Learn more about them -- and how breast cancer is diagnosed -- from WebMD.

  8. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

    Introduction Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a noninvasive,precancerous condition. DCIS can progress to become invasive cancer,but estimates of the likelihood of this vary widely. Some people include DCIS in breast cancer statistics. The frequency of the diagnosis of DCIS has increased markedly in the United States since the widespread use of screening mammography. In 1998,DCIS ...

  9. Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The breast is made up of lobes and ducts. Each breast has 15 to 20 sections called lobes,which have many smaller sections called lobules. Lobules end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk. The lobes,lobules,and bulbs are linked by thin tubes called ducts. Anatomy of the breast,showing ...

  10. Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (12 / 10 / 2012)

    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.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

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