It’s not unusual for a patient to ask if men can get breast cancer, and the answer to the question is yes. In 2017, about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, and about 460 men will die from breast cancer.
For checking your breasts, current guidance centers on “breast self awareness” instead of self exams. But what does that mean in practical terms?
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
There is a lot of misinformation floating around about breast cancer. It’s easy to be confused about this disease as our knowledge rapidly evolves. You might wonder how effective mammograms and monthly self-exams are in finding cancer early. Or you want to understand how breast density is related to cancer risk. Perhaps you are weighing … Read More
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You have the power to reduce your risk of breast cancer, but you need to take charge. This guide from the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center provides an overview of life-long breast practices. Follow these guidelines to reduce your breast cancer risks.
If there’s a common theme among the many breakthroughs in breast cancer surgery, it’s less and fewer. Thanks to advances such as the ones below, woman can have surgical treatment with fewer side effects, fewer procedures required, less recovery time and less risk. Best of all, these advances make treatment more effective than ever. 1. … Read More
What will happen to my breasts? That is one of many questions women face when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, women have better breast reconstruction options than ever before. In most cases, reconstruction can even begin at the same time as a mastectomy. “Often, just knowing that there are options helps women plan … Read More
Contributor: Vincent Tuohy, PhD We just took a big step toward developing a preventive vaccine for the most dangerous type of breast cancer. Cleveland Clinic Innovations has started a new company, Shield Biotech, to develop a vaccine based on our lab research. This research has shown that a vaccine designed for immune prevention of triple-negative … Read More
A new study finds a small but significant increase in the number of younger women with advance stage breast cancer. Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington found the number of women between ages 25 and 39 being diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer increased from 1.53 per 100,000 in 1976 to 2.90 … Read More
Tuesday, Oct. 2, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 37 Northeast Ohio Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate a portion of proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the cancer survivorship programs at Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute. Pink Ribbon Bagels can be pre-ordered online for pickup. Capitalizing on their football rivalry, Cleveland and Pittsburgh will … Read More