Breast Cancer Articles

Understanding Breast Changes, Part II

Understanding Breast Changes, Part II

Over her lifetime, a woman can encounter a broad variety of breast conditions. These include normal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle as well as several types of benign lumps....

Understanding Breast Changes, Part I

Understanding Breast Changes, Part I

More women are getting breast cancer, but no one yet knows all the reasons why. Some of the increase can be traced to better ways of recognizing cancer and detecting cancers in an early stage....

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

It is believed that inherited alterations (called mutations) in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are involved in 30 to 70 percent of all inherited cases of breast cancer....

About Male Breast Cancer

About Male Breast Cancer

Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer. The average age of men who are found to have breast cancer is between 60 and 70 years of age, although men of all ages can develop breast cancer....

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy

To detect breast cancer, pregnant and nursing women should examine their breasts and undergo a breast examination as part of the routine prenatal examination by a doctor....

Screening for Breast Cancer

Screening for Breast Cancer

Screening techniques for breast cancer include breast self-examination, clinical breast examination, mammogram and ultrasonography....

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention

Doctors can not always explain why one person gets cancer and another does not. However, scientists have studied general patterns of cancer in the population to learn what things around us and what things we do in our lives may increase our chance of developing cancer....

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Treatment

There are treatments for all patients with breast cancer. Four types of treatment are used: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy....

Questions and Answers About Tamoxifen

Questions and Answers About Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen has been used for more than 20 years to treat patients with advanced breast cancer. It is used as adjuvant, or additional, therapy following primary treatment for early stage breast cancer....