Breast Cancer

Cancer Type Q&A: Metastic Breast Cancer

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Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread beyond the breast, underarm and internal mammary lymph nodes to other parts of the body near to or distant from the breast. When a patient is diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, their care team must include medical oncology and surgical oncology, BUT mind-body, naturopathic medicine, registered dietitians, pastoral care and physical therapy … Read More »

What Every Woman Should Know about Breast Cancer?

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Today’s breast cancer treatments are more successful than ever, and awareness of the importance of breast exams, mammograms, and early detection is high. Yet women are still dying of this highly curable disease. Dennis Citrin, MB, ChB, PhD, medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois, answers three questions that everyone should know about breast cancer. … Read More »

I Had No Idea This Could Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk

The results of a study, which was conducted over more than 50 years and involved three generations of American women, suggest that women who were exposed to the estrogen-mimicking chemical DDT while in the womb are nearly FOUR times more likely to develop breast cancer. Today, many women maintain hints of DDT in their bodies due to the pervasive use … Read More »

Angelina Jolie Removes Breasts to Prevent Cancer

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Correction: Angelina Jolie’s article in the New York Times was published on May 14, not May 21. Hi there. Thanks for joining us again on As It Is. I’m Kelly Jean Kelly. “The fate of mankind … will rest in the hands of one.” “Ooo.” “Don’t start.” Do you recognize that movie? It’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” The star is Angelina … Read More »

Breast Cancer Types

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Breast Cancer Types Breast cancer is usually detected on a physical examination by the patient or in a screening by the doctor. Then subsequently various tests and examinations are performed on the body to assess the abnormality. These tests are performed by the doctor on the patient based on various parameters like: the medical condition and status of the patient, … Read More »

Breast Cancer Stages

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Breast Cancer Stages Staging is done to detect or staging gives an idea about the extent to which the disease has spread and affected the body. The staging defines the tumor or the size of the lump, affected lymph nodes, invasive nature and its spread to other parts. Based on these four parameters the stage of cancer growth is determined … Read More »

Breast Screening Test Purpose

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Breast Screening When we look for cancer prior to an individual having any symptoms at all, it is termed as screening. With the help of screening one can detect and diagnose an early stage cancer, as a timely diagnosis of cancer improves the prognosis. As usually when a cancer has physically visible symptoms or even the symptoms are starting to … Read More »

What are the main risk factors for developing breast cancer?

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Breast Cancer Symptoms Breast cancer symptoms include the following, but similar symptoms can also be result of other medical conditions or ailments than cancer. Formation of new dense mass or tissue growth appearing as lump in or near the breast or in underarms. Parts of breast may appear swollen or thick Breast skin may show dimpling or irritation Breast skin … Read More »