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Most importantly, you'll need to obtain a family pedigree to determine if there is a cancer development pattern within your family. A family pedigree...
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You may want to discuss genetic testing with your doctor if any of the following scenarios apply to you: You have two or more blood relatives...
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Tamoxifen. The gold standard of hormone therapy in breast cancer is tamoxifen, marketed as Nolvadex, a drug in pill form that interferes with the...
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The side effects of tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer are similar to symptoms of menopause. The most common side effects are hot flashes, vaginal...
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Lymphedema develops after breast surgery because there is an alteration in the pathway that drains the fluids involved in the immune system. It can...
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If you have breast cancer, stress can build and influence how you feel about life. Prolonged stress may lead to frustration, anger, hopelessness, and...
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The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is a time of stress and may be difficult for family and friends. Here are some tips for family and...
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Here are some relaxation exercises to try: Two-minute relaxation. Switch your thoughts to yourself and your breathing. Take a few deep breaths...
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There are many sources of help available to provide support for breast cancer patients and their families. Among them are: Social Workers. Social...
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Stress is common among breast cancer patients. Stressors related to the disease may include the uncertainty of one's future, the unpredictability of...
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No one likes to think about his or her own mortality, but everyone should have a will to ensure that those who survive you will know how to carry out...
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There are a number of exercises that you can do to relax during your breast cancer fight. These exercises include breathing, muscle and mind...
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Doctors do not always agree on the most effective way to manage the care of women who have a strong family history of breast cancer and/or have other...
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Existing data suggest that preventive mastectomy may significantly reduce (by about 90 percent) the chance of developing breast cancer in moderate...
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Many of the largest studies to show no benefit for breast self-exam (BSE) were done in countries outside the U.S. (such as Shanghai, China, in 2002...
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