Breast Cancer Articles

Introduction to Breast Cancer
Guide to the types, risk factors, early detection, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, post surgical breast reconstruction, and ongoing research.

The Facts About Breast Cancer and Mammograms
What you can do to get screened for breast cancer, including the risks and benefits of mammograms.

Mammograms: Not Just Once, But For a Lifetime
Basic questions and answers about getting a mammogram.

Breast Cancer Prevention
Some of the risk factors for breast cancer can be avoided, but many can not.

Screening for Breast Cancer
Screening methods include self breast exams, mammograms, ultrasound, and MRI, among others.

Breast Cancer Treatment
Broad guide to the treatment options available for breast cancer.

Questions & Answers About Herceptin
Learn more about this new drug treatment, its side effects and effectiveness.

Questions & Answers About Tamoxifen
Learn more about this other new drug treatment, its side effects, risks and benefits.

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women who are pregnant or have just had a baby, occuring in about 1 in 3,000 pregnancies.

Understanding Breast Changes, Part I
By understanding important breast changes, you increase your opportunities for early detection.

Understanding Breast Changes, Part II
Facts about breast lumps and what to do if you find one.

Understanding Breast Changes, Part III
Review of ongoing research and includes a helpful glossary of breast cancer related terms.

Questions & Answers about Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer
Adjuvant therapy is treatment given in addition to primary therapy, potentially increasing the chance of long-term survival by preventing recurrence.

Male Breast Cancer
Although relatively rare, men of all ages can also develop breast cancer.

The Truth About Breast Thermography
Breast thermography is an unregulated diagnostic procedure which uses highly specialized infra red cameras to measure the heat coming from the body. This article will help you select a practitioner with care.

Feeling Whole Again After Breast Cancer
After a taking a biopsy confirming Stage I cancer, general surgeon Laurence Gibson, MD, gave Kathi three options: a lumpectomy to remove just the lump, removal of the affected breast or removal of both breasts.

Eight Steps For a Woman Dancing With Cancer
Practical advice for women facing the challenges cancer presents.

Breast Cancer: Breast Treatments Save More Lives
New drugs, new treatments, and better diagnostic techiques have improved the outlook for many facing breast cancer.

A New Start: Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
The goal of breast recongstruction after mastectomy is to replace not just the breast but any self-esteem or sense of femininity perceived to be lost.

Book Excerpt: Woman to Woman - A Handbook for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
This new book, by two breast cancer survivors, hopes to guide patients by drawing on their own experience.

Five Myths About Breast Augmentation Surgery
Patients interested in breast augmentation after cancer surgery may need to rid themselves of some common myths.

Promoting Breast Health!
Discover the sources of breast health and reduce your chances of breast cancer.

What Promotes Breast Cancer?
Read about things strongly implicated in the initiation, promotion, or growth of breast cancer.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: It's Your Choice
Genetic testing may indicate if you have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, but there are many things to think about before getting tested.