Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. It also develops in men, although rarely. Screening methods include mammograms and breast self-examination. Treatment options include lumpectomy or mastectomy with breast reconstruction. Breast cancer may involve reproduction issues because it can strike during the childbearing years.

Breast Cancer in the Family

Breast Cancer in the Family

Having breast or ovarian cancer in your family can be scary. Learn more about how genes and heredity affect your cancer risk. It’s common for women to worry about breast cancer. Your anxiety may be even greater if other women in your family have had it. From 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancer …

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Reproduction Issues Breast Cancer

Reproduction Issues & Breast Cancer

Also called: Fertility and Breast Cancer, Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary A growing number of women are being diagnosed with breast cancer during their child-bearing years. With these numbers on the rise, the issue of pregnancy and fertility after breast cancer is now receiving more attention. For women who have …

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Mastectomy

Mastectomy

Also called: Bilateral Mastectomy, Double Mastectomy, Single Mastectomy Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACPJoanne Poje Tomasulo, M.D., ACOG Summary A mastectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part or all of one or both breasts. It is usually performed to treat or prevent breast cancer. There are several different types of mastectomies, including: Partial mastectomy. Removal …

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Also called: Screening Mammography, Mammography, Diagnostic Mammography, Digital Mammograms Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACPMartin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary A mammogram, or mammography, is a specialized x-ray procedure used to create detailed images of the breast. It is used to detect changes in the breast tissue, such as thickened tissue lumps or calcification that may …

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Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy

Also called: Limited Breast Surgery, Segmental Mastectomy, Breast Conservation Therapy, Tylectomy, Breast Sparing Surgery, Breast Conservation Surgery, Partial Mastectomy, Segmental Breast Excision Summary A lumpectomy is a surgical procedure to remove abnormal and sometimes cancerous tissue from the breast. Some surrounding healthy tissue also is removed to increase the likelihood that all of the cancer is …

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