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The various types of cancers behave differently, with distinct rates of growth and patterns of spreading (metastasis) to other areas of the body...
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Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries. During the reproductive years, a woman's body is exposed to high levels of estrogen...
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The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender and age. Men can develop breast cancer, but women are 100 times more likely to develop...
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... It is important for women to know that breast cancer can be a man's disease as well. This also means that a genetic link can come from a male...
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Although the exact cause of breast cancer is not known, most experts agree that there are several factors that increase your risk of breast cancer...
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Before discussing breast cancer, it's important to be familiar with the anatomy of the breast. The normal breast consists of milk-producing glands...
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Although the precise causes of breast cancer are unclear, we know what the main risk factors are. Still, most women considered at high risk for...
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The importance of an accurate diagnosis cannot be overstated. It is the precise diagnosis that determines the recommended treatment. Treatment must...
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A well-coordinated team which includes input from the pathologist, surgeon, and radiologist is usually the best way to approach treatment decisions...
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Lymph nodes are small glandular structures that filter tissue fluids. They filter out and ultimately try to provide an immune response to particles...
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Breast cancer is not a single disease. There are many types of breast cancer, and they may have vastly different implications. Breast cancers range...
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If you have a strong (positive) family history for breast cancer, ovarian cancer or even prostate cancer, this information is relevant to your...
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Genetic testing is not 100% accurate. If a test is negative, a person still has a chance of developing breast cancer. If the test is positive, there...
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Unlike the more common form of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer does not generally show up as a lump. The disease grows as nests or sheets...
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Prognostic indicators are characteristics of a patient and her tumor that may help a doctor predict a recurrence of breast cancer. These are some...
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