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Men possess a small amount of nonfunctioning breast tissue (breast tissue that cannot produce milk) that is concentrated in the area directly behind...
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Having had a clean mammogram will not guarantee that breast cancer does not presently exist, or won't appear in just a few months down the...
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The most common symptom of breast cancer in men is finding a firm, non-painful mass located just below the nipple. The average size of breast cancer...
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Following surgery or radiation, your breast cancer treatment team will determine the likelihood that the cancer will recur outside the breast. This...
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The most common type of male breast cancer is infiltrating ductal carcinoma, which is also a common type of breast cancer in women. Ductal carcinoma...
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You will have regularly scheduled follow-up visits with your doctor after you are treated for breast cancer. Some women with metastatic or recurrent...
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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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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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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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The most common symptom of breast cancer is a painless lump. But, early breast cancer is often found on a mammogram before a lump can be felt. Other...
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Hi, Your in the problem range, why because the BC pill can increase the risk of breast cancer, I think it would be best if you talk this over with...
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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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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...