Breast Cancer


November 30, 2018

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A person may find out they have breast cancer after a routine mammogram.


March 7, 2018

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screenings

Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread.


Male Breast Cancer Treatment

Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer may occur in men. Breast cancer may occur in men at any age, but it usually occurs in men between 60 and 70 years of age. Male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy

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The process used to find out if the cancer has spread within the breast or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan treatment.


March 5, 2018

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Hormone Therapy

Hormones are substances that function as chemical messengers in the body. They affect the actions of cells and tissues at various locations in the body, often reaching their targets through the bloodstream.


Breast Cancer Risk in American Women

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The strongest risk factor for breast cancer is age. A woman’s risk of developing this disease increases as she gets older.


Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or inflamed.


Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer.


February 20, 2018

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.