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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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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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Weight is a really important factor to the postmenopausal woman. Higher body mass index and postmenopausal weight gain increase a woman’s risk for...
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Common symptoms of breast cancer include:A change in how the breast or nipple feelsA lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm...
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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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To plan your treatment, your doctor needs to know the extent (stage) of the disease. The stage is based on the size of the tumor and whether the...
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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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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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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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The symptoms of breast cancer include painless breast lumps, nipple discharge, and inflammation of the skin of the breast.Breast cancer usually...
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The type of treatment for local breast cancer recurrences depends on your initial treatment. If you had a lumpectomy, local recurrence is usually...
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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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If you have a symptom or screening test result that suggests cancer, your doctor must find out whether it is due to cancer or to some other cause...
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Breast cancer cells, like all cancers, initially develop because of defects in the genetic material deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of a single cell. The...
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During treatment, radiation must pass through your skin. You may notice some skin changes in the area exposed to radiation. Your skin may become red...
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