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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.
Articles related to breast cancer surgical procedures and recovery.
About Breast Cancer and Exercise
Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain strength, energy, mobility and cope with cancer related fatigue during and after cancer treatment.
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.
Reports from professional meetings regarding breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
3 Versus 6 Cycles of CMF in Breast Cancer Patients with 1 to 9 Positive Nodes: Results of the German Adjuvant Breast Cancer Group (GABG) III Trial
Presenter: H. Maass Affiliation: GABC Background: For breast cancer, one of the standard adjuvant chemotherapy regimens is CMF for 6 cycles. Although there is clear data that prolonging CMF for more than 6 cycles is not beneficial, there are limited data evaluating the efficacy of fever cycle of CMF. This study was performed to better
New Directions in the Treatment of Breast Cancer: Updates from the 29th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
Conference Dates: February 1, 2007 Conference Location: Seattle, WA Conference Dates: February 5, 2007 Conference Location: Pittsburgh, PA Conference Dates: February 6, 2007 Conference Location: Cleveland, OH Conference Dates: February 7, 2007 Conference Location: Southfield, MI Conference Dates: February 8, 2007 Conference
A Randomized Trial Comparing Two Fractionation Schedules for Breast
Irradiation Postlumpectomy in Node-Negative Breast Cancer
Presenter: Timothy J. Whelan Affiliation: Hamilton Regional Cancer Ctr, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Ctr, Toronto, ON, Canada; McMaster Univ, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Kingston Regional Cancer Ctr, Kingston, ON, Canada; Ottawa Regional Cancer Ctr, Ottawa, Background: Many women with early stage
Be a Cancer Myth Buster
One of the saddest days I ever experienced working in the cancer center was when a woman, newly diagnosed with breast cancer, broke down in tears and told me that she had caused her breast cancer. She further clarified that her sisters and mother had told her that you get cancer as a punishment for something you have done. Can you imagine this
CancerLand Bookshelf: When My World Was Very Small: a memoir of family, food, cancer and my couch
"How's it going?" I ask the teenager sitting across from me. I choose my words carefully before speaking them aloud. Consciously avoid saying how are you? Or worse, how are you feeling? He's a kid with cancer getting chemo every three weeks. I'm his assigned English tutor, helping him keep up with his school assignments at home during the "down
A Review of Greetings from CancerLand: Writing the Journey to Recovery
Author: Alysa Cummings Publisher: iUniverse.com, 2012 Hardcover: 160 pages ISBN: 1475909896 OncoLink Rating: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. Ever since, I've felt compelled to read personal accounts of others with cancer. There have been books that I've especially admired (e.g., Because Cowards Get Cancer Too by John Diamond and My
Breast Cancer Prevention
Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.
Breast Cancer Treatment
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of breast cancer.
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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...