Breast Cancer

Breast cancer develops as a tumor that can either be seen (x-ray) or felt (lump). Men can get breast cancer, but it occurs primarily in women due to the amount of breast tissue. 

Breast cancer can spread when the affected cells travel to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes.

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Doctor Make an appointment with an Oncologist

Diagnosis Medical diagnosis is required to confirm

How many people 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over her lifetime

Medications Breast cancer is treatable by medical professionals

Understand the Basics


What Is a Mastectomy?

Basic Understanding

What Is a Mastectomy?

A mastectomy is a surgical treatment option for breast cancer. In some cases, one breast is removed and in other cases both breasts are removed. Removing the breast tissue can prevent breast cancer from spreading or progressing to a more severe stage. Watch to learn more about mastectomies.

Types of Breast Cancer

Basic Understanding

Types of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a common cancer found in the United States. Watch this video to learn about the different types of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer

Basic Understanding

Breast Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Worried that you have breast cancer? Read this article to learn about the different symptoms to determine if you need to contact your doctor.

What are the Different Types of Breast Cancer?

Basic Understanding

What are the Different Types of Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the number one leading cause of death for women. Educate yourself on how this type of cancer affects the human body.

Understand Causes


Is Breast Cancer Hereditary?

Causes

Is Breast Cancer Hereditary?

Breast cancer is not necessarily caused by hereditary factors. However, there is a small percentage of breast cancer patients who do acquire the disease because of genetic predispositions. Watch to learn more about genetics and breast cancer.

Am I at Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

Causes

Am I at Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

Are you worried that you may develop breast cancer? Read on to learn how your age, sex, family medical history, and other factors can contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer.

BPA from Soup Cans Shown to Increase Risk for Breast and Prostate Cancer

Causes

BPA from Soup Cans Shown to Increase Risk for Breast and Prostate Cancer

Bisphenol (BPA) is a controversial chemical that may cause health issues. New research indicates that soup increases the level of bisphenol in urine leading to increased risks for cancer and other health conditions. Learn more about the dangers of BPA.

Understand Treatment


Breast Reconstruction

Treatment

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that's done after a woman has received a mastectomy. Watch to learn more about breast reconstruction.

Treating Breast Cancer

Treatment

Treating Breast Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you will be assigned a Multidisciplinary team. This team involves a group of doctors specialized in different fields, such as radiologists, surgeons, and oncologists who will get together with you and plan your treatment. Learn how you can manage breast cancer.

Is a Mastectomy an Efficient Option to Treat Breast Cancer?

Treatment

Is a Mastectomy an Efficient Option to Treat Breast Cancer?

One of the more common ways of treating breast cancer is through a mastectomy. To find out about the different types of mastectomies, and the factors that go into choosing the appropriate treatment, continue reading this article.

What Is a Lumpectomy?

Treatment

What Is a Lumpectomy?

A lumpectomy is an option for some patients who want to preserve the appearance of the breast. A lumpectomy can be performed when a woman has just one tumor, and only if it is a small or medium size tumor. To learn more about lumpectomies, watch this.

What Is a Mastectomy?

Treatment

What Is a Mastectomy?

A mastectomy is a surgical treatment option for breast cancer. In some cases, one breast is removed and in other cases both breasts are removed. Removing the breast tissue can prevent breast cancer from spreading or progressing to a more severe stage. Watch to learn more about mastectomies.

Understand Risks and Complications


What Is the Recovery From a Mastectomy Like?

Risks & Complications

What Is the Recovery From a Mastectomy Like?

After a mastectomy, you may experience some uncomfortable sensations such as pain, numbness and pinching around the location of the surgery. Watch to learn about the recovery process after a mastectomy.

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Risks & Complications

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Certain factors put some women at a higher risk for developing breast cancer than others. Watch this video to learn the risk factors for breast cancer.

How to Prevent Breast Cancer from Spreading

Risks & Complications

How to Prevent Breast Cancer from Spreading

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you will recieve treatment to prevent the spread of the cancer to the rest of the body. This not only increases the survival period, it will also improve the quality of life and reduce recurrences. Read on to learn about how drugs help to prevent the spread of breast cancer.

Am I at Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

Risks & Complications

Am I at Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

Are you worried that you may develop breast cancer? Read on to learn how your age, sex, family medical history, and other factors can contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer.