Some women with certain breast cancers may safely avoid chemotherapy after surgery, according to results of a recent study. The research, which is part of a growing body of evidence, shows that a genetic test can determine your risk of not including chemotherapy in cancer treatment.
For checking your breasts, current guidance centers on “breast self awareness” instead of self exams. But what does that mean in practical terms?
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered that a gene is associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers.
Transferring a patient’s fat cells to the breast area offers an alternative to implants in augmentation and reconstruction. Find out if you might be a good candidate.
New recommendations issued Tuesday by the American Cancer Society advise most women to get fewer mammograms, not more. What’s going on here?
You don’t necessarily expect pain in your breasts, so when it happens, you question what’s causing it. Find out how common it is — and what to do about it.
The best cancer treatment today embraces interdisciplinary patient care, and uses a broad approach with a team of health care and medical providers – all of whom are rallying for you.
How common is genetic breast cancer? Does family resemblance matter? Get the facts that answer these common questions about genetics and breast cancer.
To treat breast cancer with surgery, you have two main options: mastectomy (complete removal of the breast) or lumpectomy (removal of only the part of the breast that has the cancer). How do you decide what is best for you?
Don’t underestimate the role you play on the care team of a best friend diagnosed with breast cancer. After all, she doesn’t just need her oncologist, her plastic surgeon, her social worker, her art therapist, her husband and her daughter. She also needs YOU. Not sure how to help? Our infographic offers 9 practical ways you can make … Read More