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Stages of Breast Cancer - Comparison Table of...

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[What are the stages of breast cancer? How does the TNM System relate to staging? Read more to understand a breast cancer diagnosis.]



Overview of Male Breast Cancer

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Men are not exempt from developing breast cancer. It is much more rare in men, but since both males and females carry some breast tissue, men need to be aware of their own risk of breast cancer, and the most common types of male breast cancer.



What Is HER2 Status and How Does It Relate to...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

HER2, which is also called HER2/neu, and HER-2, is the acronym for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. Knowing your HER2 status is an important part of your diagnosis.



How To Do Arm Lymphedema Exercises

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Arm lymphedema (swelling) can happen after you've had lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery. Gentle exercise with free weights can help reduce swelling caused by lymphedema. Here's how to do these arm lymphedema exercises.



7 Potential Symptoms of Breast Cancer

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Learn these 7 signs and symptoms of breast cancer, what causes them, and what actions you should take if you find a change in your breasts or nipples.



What Are the Types of Invasive Breast Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Invasive, or infiltrating, breast cancer has the potential to spread out of the original tumor site and invade other parts of your breast and body. There are several types and subtypes of invasive breast cancer.



All About Areola and Nipple Health

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Nipple and areola health is important to maintain. Nipples and areolas need to be healthy during breastfeeding, but you should be aware of your nipple health all your life. Learn about your nipple anatomy, nipple changes, nipple discharge, nipple pain, and nipple reconstruction. Find out all about nipple and areola health here.



What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Read about breast cancer symptoms, including a classic breast mass or lump, and what you should do if you experience one or more.



10 Harmless Causes of Nipple Discharge

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Nipple discharge is fluid that comes from the nipple. It may be different colors and textures. Most of the time, it is not malignant and it not a sign of cancer. Here are some common causes of pre- and post-menopausal benign nipple discharge.



Everything You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can also appear in men. Learn more about the types and symptoms of breast cancer here.



What Causes Breast Pain and Discomfort?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Breast pain can happen to anyone. How it is classified, what the causes may be, how to get it assessed, and what tests and treatments to expect



Should You Have a Core Needle Biopsy for Your...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

A core needle biopsy is used when you need to have more information about a breast lump than a mammogram, ultrasound, or fine needle aspiration can give. A hollow core needle can be used to get small tissue samples from a breast lump. Learn more about the core needle biopsy procedure.



How Long Will Breast Cancer Treatment Take?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

How long will breast cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation take, and what are the usual recovery times?



How the Ki-67 Tumor Marker Test May Guide...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

What kind of test is the Ki-67 antigen test for breast cancer, when might it be used, and what does it mean for treatment and prognosis?



What Is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

What kind of breast cancer is invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)? What are the symptoms, characteristics, treatments and prognosis?



What to Expect From a Breast Cancer Tumor...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Tumor markers are substances that show up in your blood, urine, or tumor. Oncologists use tumor marker tests to detect, diagnose, and monitor cancer. There are several tumor marker test specific to breast cancer. Learn how your test results affect your diagnosis and treatment.



Everything You Need to Know About Inflammatory...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Definition and description of IBC - Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and how it is related to, and different from, ductal and lobular breast cancer.



The 5 Types of Breast Cancer

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

A review of several types of breast cancer: ductal, lobular, and inflammatory. Rare types of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer, Paget's disease of the nipple.



How to Choose a Wig Before Chemotherapy

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

You can choose a perfect wig before chemotherapy begins. Having a wig on hand before your hair can give your spirits a boost. Here's some god advice on how to choose a wig before chemotherapy.



What Are Breast Oil Cysts?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Breast oil cysts are benign breast lumps. Learn more about breast oil cysts here.



Five Places to Get a Free Wig During Your...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Cancer treatments are expensive and can cause hair loss.If you need a free wig during cancer treatment, this article provides five places to contact.



What Is the Cancer Antigen 27.29 (CA 27.29)...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Cancer antigen 27.29 (CA 27.29) is a blood test that is given specifically for breast cancer. When is this biomarker done and what does it mean?



Nipple Changes: Know Which Changes Are Signs of...

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Nipple and areola changes can occur naturally or be a symptom of a medical problem. Learn which signs need to be checked further by your doctor.



Mammogram Images, Descriptions and Details

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

What does your mammogram look like? See how benign and malignant masses appear to the radiologist and why you need regular breast screening.



How Pain and Swelling May Occur in Male Breasts

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Learn about the common breast-related causes of breast pain in males, including the symptoms of breast cancer.



Should You Get a Breast Ultrasound?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

A breast ultrasound may be needed if your mammogram shows indistinct masses, or if a lump can be easily felt during a clinical breast exam. In dense breast tissue, a breast ultrasound can image soft tissue and produce a sharp, high-contrast image. This is useful when your doctor needs to distinguish between a fluid-filled cyst or a suspicious mass.



What Is Fat Necrosis of the Breast?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

After breast surgery or an injury you may develop a hard lump from breast fat necrosis. Find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment,



What Is an Axillary Lymph Node Dissection?

2016-04-28T11:02:33Z

Axillary lymph node dissection is done to determine your risk of metastatic breast cancer. Your lymph node status affects the staging of your cancer and your treatment options. Learn more about lymph nodes and breast cancer here.