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Medical Reference Related to Breast Cancer

  1. Breast Cancer Doctors and Specialists

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

  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. 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.

  4. Understanding Breast Cancer -- Symptoms

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

  5. Understanding Breast Cancer -- Prevention

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

  6. Understanding Breast Cancer -- the Basics

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

  7. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage I, II, IIIA, and Operable IIIC Breast Cancer

    Stage I,II,IIIA,and Operable IIIC Breast Cancer

  8. Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - High-Penetrance Breast and / or Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility Genes

    BRCA1andBRCA2IntroductionEpidemiologic studies have clearly established the role of family history as an important risk factor for both breast and ovarian cancer. After gender and age, a positive family history is the strongest known predictive risk factor for breast cancer. However, it has long been recognized that in some families, there is hereditary breast cancer, which is characterized by an early age of onset, bilaterality, and the presence of breast cancer in multiple generations in an apparent autosomal dominant pattern of transmission (through either the maternal or paternal lineage), sometimes including tumors of other organs,

  9. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Breast Cancer

    After breast cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out whether the cancer has spread within the breast or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in ...

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

    Male breast cancer treatment

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