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What is the breast? What is breast cancer? Am I at risk for breast cancer? Male Breast Cancer How can I prevent breast cancer? What screening tests are available? What are the signs of breast cancer? How is breast cancer diagnosed and staged? What are the treatments for breast cancer? Early/Moderate Stage Breast Cancer Advanced Breast Cancer Appendix: Complete Breast Cancer Staging What is the breast? The breast is a collection of glands and fatty tissue that lies between the skin and the chest wall. The glands inside the breast produce milk after a woman has a baby. Each gland is also called a lobule, and many lobules make up a lobe. There are 15 to 20 lobes in each breast. The milk gets to the nipple from the glands by way of tubes called ducts. The glands and ducts get bigger when a breast is filled with milk, but the tissue that is ... read more on Breast Cancer: The Basics
Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention
Introduction to the modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors that increase the risk of breast cancer, lifestyle changes and medications to reduce risk.
Genetic Counseling & Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations
Introduction to BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene mutations, how they affect breast cancer risk and genetic testing considerations.
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Making Sense of all the Hoopla
Summary of the research that changed practice regarding hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
MRI as a Screening Tool for Breast Cancer
Recommendations breast cancer screening with MRI.
OncoType Dx: Predicting Cancer Recurrence
Information about Oncotype Dx™, a test that evaluates a breast tumor to predict a woman's risk of developing a recurrence over 10 years and the benefit she would derive from adjuvant chemotherapy.
Understanding Your Pathology Report: Breast Cancer
Information about what information you will find in your pathology report and what it means.
Breast Cancer: Myths & Facts
Common myths about breast cancer are addressed and the truth revealed.
Finding and Fitting a Breast Form: Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
Tips for finding a breast prosthesis or breast form that looks natural and fits properly.
Glossary of Terminology
A helpful glossary of terms commonly used in breast cancer care.
The CancerLand Bookshelf: The Red Devil Revisited
Alysa Cummings I am sitting at the dining room table, thumbing through the summer issue of CURE magazine, when a familiar name suddenly catches my eye, compelling me to stop and read the rest of the paragraph on page 14: "After having lived with metastatic breast cancer for nearly 25 years, writer Katherine Russell Rich, 56, died of the disease
Are You Aware?
Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN I think everyone is aware that October is breast cancer awareness month - how could you miss the neon pink gloves on your favorite NFL receiver's hands? I guess all that pink has scared the other advocacy groups into other months. Take November for instance, it is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer
Brown Bag Web Chat: Life After Breast Cancer
Date: October 28, 2011 Time: 1:15 - 2:15 pm EST Join the OncoLink Team for a live, interactive webchat on breast cancer. Our experts will address your questions during the live event, or you can submit questions ahead of time. You can use your (public) Twitter account to participate during the live event (use the hashtag #oncochat). Focus on
NCI CANCERLIT® Search: BRCA1 Gene - October 2001
Is it good clinical judgment or selection bias? Tubal ligation and risk of ovarian cancer. Epigenetic lesions causing genetic lesions in human cancer: promoter hypermethylation of DNA repair genes. Risk-reduction mastectomy: clinical issues and...
NCI CANCERLIT® Search: BRCA1 Gene - September 2001
Table of ContentsPsychological impact of receiving a BRCA1/BRCA2 test result.Reading between the lines: direct-to-consumer advertising of genetic testing.Profiling of protein kinases in the neoplastic transformation of human ovarian surface...
NCI CANCERLIT® Search: Breast Cancer, Hereditary - October 2001
Two inbred strains of mice with high and low mammary tumor potentials established from the same basal stock of Swiss albino (SHN and SLN): Genotoxicity of the steroidal oestrogens oestrone and oestradiol: possible mechanism of uterine and...
The following document is a PDF. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe. Helpful Exercises After Breast Cancer ...
Managing Symptoms: Weight Gain
Weight Gain in Breast Cancer Patients Will my weight change as a result of my breast cancer treatment? Some breast cancer patients find that their weight does not change during treatment, while others find that they gain weight. This is...
Preparing for Surgery: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
About Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy This "Helpful Facts" sheet is designed to give you basic information on sentinel lymph node biopsy. More detailed information can be provided by your doctor or nurse. If, you have other questions or would like...