Breast Cancer Articles

Five Myths about Breast Augmentation Surgery

Five Myths about Breast Augmentation Surgery

Five Myths include: 1) Everyone will know that I have breast implants 2) Implants must be replaced every 5 to 10 years. 3) I will have to change my lifestyle or activities. 4) A large enough implant will correct droopy breasts. 5) Implants feel unnaturally firm....

Breast Cancer:  Better Treatments Save More Lives

Breast Cancer: Better Treatments Save More Lives

Breast cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation and drugs (chemotherapy and hormonal therapy). Doctors may use one of these or a combination, depending on factors such as the type and location of the cancer....

Questions and Answers About Herceptin (Trastuzumab)

Questions and Answers About Herceptin (Trastuzumab)

Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a monoclonal antibody. It belongs to a group of drugs made in the laboratory that are designed to attack specific cancer cells. Herceptin is given intravenously (by injection into a blood vessel) to treat some breast cancers....

Understanding Breast Changes, Part III

Understanding Breast Changes, Part III

Many of the factors that influence your chances of developing breast cancer--your age or inheritance of a breast cancer susceptibility gene--are beyond your control....