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Breast Cancer

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What to Ask Your Doctor When You Have Breast Cancer

Early detection with self exams and regular, high quality mammograms can catch breast cancer when it’s very treatable. Newer technologies, such as 3D mammography (also called breast tomosynthesis, or DBT) can provide a more accurate assessment. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the news can be overwhelming. To start, you need to find the best team ... Read More »

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What Are My Options For a Mastectomy?

Advancements in breast removal and reconstructive surgery provide new options for women with breast cancer. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment option for breast cancer. Instead, the option that is best for you is dependent on the location, size, stage and type of breast cancer you have, as well as your body’s health and sensitivity to ... Read More »

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How to Check if You Have a Lump on Your Breast

Follow this step-by-step guide to perform a breast self-examination. Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among women, and every year the number of deaths from it increases. So what’s a gal to do? The best bet is to learn how to perform a breast self-exam accurately and trust your instincts if you ... Read More »

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Breast Cancer: What Are the Symptoms?

Instead of worrying, educate yourself about the symptoms of breast cancer so that you know what to look for and how to proceed if you suspect you have the disease. Let’s face it: As women, we all have wondered whether we might be next to be diagnosed with breast cancer – especially if we have

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A Breath Test for Breast Cancer?

What sounds like science fiction may become a reality. It’s a call women hope they won’t get: There’s something suspicious-looking in your mammogram, and you need further testing.

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