Breast Cancer Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Ease Hot Flashes & Night Sweats With DryDreams Hot Sleepwear
Can't sleep through the night because you're hot? Sleepwear could be the problem. Read this DryDreams nightgown review of the moisture wicking sleepwear.

Triple Negative, A Breast Cancer Subtype
Triple negative breast cancer is a subtype of breast cancer. Learn how it's diagnosed and find tips for living as a survivor.

How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?
Breast cancer isn't always detected with the naked eye. Its early signs are often hidden within your breast tissues.

Coping with the Emotions of a Cancer Diagnosis
When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you will have a lot of emotions to cope with. Learn what emotions are normal to experience, and when to get help. Expressing your emotions can actually help you cope with a cancer diagnosis.

Breast Pain Seldom Means Breast Cancer
Breast pain often starts from a benign cause - not from breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness:Keys to Early Intervention
Breast cancer awareness is key to early detection and intervention if you develop a breast cancer; know your risks for the disease.

Breast Cancer Risk Myths
Do you believe some common myths about Breast Cancer risk factors? Read about 10 common myths of Breast Cancer risks.

Pink Ribbon Products for Breast Cancer Awareness
Here are 10 Top Pink Ribbon Products that raise breast cancer awareness and generate donations to the cause.

Aromasin Post-Treatment Trouble Breast Cancer Survivors
Aromasin (exemestane) causes osteoporosis to worsen in breast cancer survivors.

Quick Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet with Fruit Smoothies
Fiber from fruits is great for your health and is a powerful anticancer food. It's easy to add fruit fiber to your daily diet and reap the health benefits.

5 Years of Tamoxifen Good, 10 Years Better?
ATLAS study shows that 10 years of Tamoxifen reduces breast cancer recurrence better than 5 year standard dosage.

How Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment Paths Differ from Others
Some types of breast cancers may have similar treatment paths, but then there are paths less traveled with more aggressive, or unending treatments.

Managing Bone Pain on Hormone Therapy for 5+ years
About 50 percent of survivors taking an aromatase inhibitor as their hormone therapy drug need help managing its bone and joint pain side effects.

Don’t Wait; Get That Lump Checked
While most breast lumps are not cancer, all breast lumps need to be checked out.

Wildbleu Sleepwear Review - Best Wicking Sleepwear
The right pajamas alleviate hot flashes & night sweats. This Wild Bleu sleepwear reviews explains everything you need to know about wicking sleepwear.

Being There For a Friend with Breast Cancer
There are many ways to be there for a friend with breast cancer.

Why Are Dense Breasts a Breast Cancer Risk?
Dense breasts are a risk factor for breast cancer as well as making mammograms more difficult to read.

Fewer Women Are Getting Mammograms
Mammography rates are lower since 2009 when the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended changing guidelines for routine mammograms.

Breast Cancer & Sleep: Managing Insomnia During and After Treatment
Many breast cancer patients, as well as long-term survivors, have insomnia that impacts their physical and emotional well-being.

Review of Lands End Women's Mastectomy Swimsuit
A review of the Lands End Mastectomy Swimsuit. These comfortable suits flatter a woman's figure and hide scars to build your confidence on the beach.

Employment Discrimination ADA, EEOC and Cancer
A diagnosis of breast cancer threatens more than your health - it can impact your ability to work and leave you open to employment discrimination. Learn about the federal laws that protect against employment discrimination and preserve your job and health insurance. You can't be fired for having breast cancer.

Breast Cancer and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a Federal law that requires employers to offer health insurance to their eligible employees.

Working During Breast Cancer Treatment - What to Consider
It's a question many women ask: Should I work during my breast cancer treatment? Check out these thoughts before talking to your boss or coworkers.

Mother and Daughter Breast Cancer - Is It Inevitable?
Having a mother die of breast cancer can cause fears. One fear may be - will I die of the same type of breast cancer? Do I need to know her diagnosis details? You can take steps to lower your risk of breast cancer. Learn more here.

Basic Breast Cancer Vocabulary and Terms
Check out these basic breast cancer vocabulary words and terms so that you can be as involved as possible in managing your cancer treatment.

Chemo Bag Essentials: What to Pack in Your Chemo Bag
What's in your chemo bag? These chemo bag essentials will keep you comfortable and give you things to do during chemotherapy treatment.

How Breast Pain May Be Linked to Your Menstrual Period
Breast pain may be linked to your menstrual period. Learn why, and also how you can reduce your chances of experiencing breast pain.

Eating During Chemo: The Neutropenic Diet
Chemo can cause neutropenia, making you more vulnerable to infections and fevers. Eating a neutropenic diet and using some food safety practices can protect your health.

Stages of Breast Cancer - Comparison Table of TNM and Staging
[What are the stages of breast cancer? How does the TNM System relate to staging? Read more to understand a breast cancer diagnosis.]

Neutropenic Diet And Safe Food Handling While on Chemo
Read about your diet and safe food handling techniques recommended by both the CDC and American Cancer Society while on chemotherapy.

Marie Curie Planted Seeds of Progress for Cancer Treatment
Madam Marie CuriePhoto ©Official 1911 Nobel Prize Photo Women's History Month Maria Skłodowska was born the youngest child of teachers in

Some Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Finish Therapy
After having early-stage breast cancer, I was prescribed hormone therapy. Many of us take Tamoxifen - an estrogen blocker, or aromatase inhibitors like

Breast Cancer and Work - Your Rights and Taking Time Off
What should you know about breast cancer and work? What are your rights as an employee, when can you take time off, and what should you say?

Cool Jams Pajama Review - Best Moisture Wicking Sleepwear
Put an end to bothersome night sweats. This Cool-jams review includes details on the smart fabric that wicks away moisture and helps you sleep better.

DreamSacks Bamboo Wicking Sleepwear Review
Here's our product review of the DreamSacks hot flash nightgown.

Benefits of a Clinical Breast Examination
A clinical breast exam helps keep an eye on your breast health. A clinical breast examination is an additional way to check your breasts.

Lymphedema for People With Breast Cancer
What should you know about lymphedema with breast cancer, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and how you may prevent and manage this symptom?

Stage 3 Breast Cancer - Treatments and Survival Rates
Stage 3 breast cancer is invasive to the lymph nodes but it is not metastatic. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment options and survival rate.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer - Treatments & Survival Rates
Stage 4 breast cancer is also called metastatic breast cancer, because it has spread beyond the breast to other organs. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and survival rates for stage 4. Read about palliative care for symptoms and how to get emotional help.

Coping With Breast Cancer Fatigue During and After Treatment
What is breast cancer fatigue? What are the symptoms, and what are some causes? What treatments may help and how long is it likely to last?

How Breast Cancer May Affect Body Image
How does breast cancer affect your body and body image through changes ranging from breast scars and reconstruction to hair loss and weight gain?

Axilla Lymph Nodes Can Be Impacted By Breast Cancer
Axillary dissection's definition is the removal of lymph nodes in the axilla area to help determine the presence of breast cancer in the cells.

Lymphoscintigraphy Imaging Technique Used For Cancer
Lymphoscintigraphy is a technique that is used to determine sentinel nodes and identify abnormalities for breast cancer through images.

Malignant Breast Cancer's Definition and Overview
A malignant breast tumor is life threatening and must be surgically removed, and examined by a pathologist, in order to get a conclusive diagnosis.

Micrometastases and Their Significance
What are micrometastases and what is their significance​? What does this mean during a sentinel lymph node biopsy and why?

Mugard Oral Mucositis Mouthwash
Mucositis, and particularly oral mucositis, is a common side effect of chemotherapy. MuGard is a prescription mouthwash that has been shown to help with mucositis prevention when used before chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Learn more about MuGard and how it is used for oral mucositis prevention and treatment.

Toenail Disorders During Chemotherapy
Here are some ways to take care of your toenails, and prevent problems, while taking chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Palpate - Definition, Purpose, and Findings
What does it mean to palpate? How important is palpation as part of a physical exam, and what conditions may be diagnosed with this technique?

Overview of Brachytherapy Seeds as Cancer Treatment
Learn about brachytherapy seeds, is a basic part of brachytherapy treatments for cancer. Radiation can be delivered inside the body using a brachytherapy seed.

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Fibrosolve Fibroadenoma Supplement
Natural dietary supplements and herbal medicines are advertised in health food stores and over the internet for relief from fibroadenomas. Fibrosolve is billed as an all-natural supplement to prevent and treat the existence of fibroadenomas. But before you buy that dietary supplement, find out if it's safe or effective.

Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer
How does being diagnosed with breast cancer or being a survivor affect your plans for breastfeeding? Here are answers as to when it is safe.

Breast Cancer's Impact on Sleep
Sleep disturbances experienced by breast cancer patients can come from stress and the effects of medications and treatments How to sleep better.

Vitamin E in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Does vitamin E have a role in either the prevention or treatment of breast cancer and how do dietary sources differ from food sources?

How to Find the Right Wig - Best Cancer Wigs
If you've lost your hair from chemo, you may be thinking about getting a wig. Learn about wig styles, materials and maintenance, and how to buy a wig.

All About Breast Fibroadenomas
Learn about fibroadenomas seen on your mammogram. They are benign (not cancerous) breast tumors that are made of glandular and fibrous tissue.

PARP Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Treatment and Clinical Trials
How do PARP inhibitors work and what role may they have in the treatment of breast cancer, especially hereditary and triple negative?

Xeloda (Capecitabine) Drug Description For Oral Chemotherapy
Xeloda or capecitabine is an oral chemotherapy drug that you take twice a day with water and on a full stomach to treat metastatic breast cancer.

Femara (Letrozole) to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
Why may Femara (letrozole), a type of aromatase inhibitor, be recommended for breast cancer treatment? What are the side effects for women?

Aranesp: Red Blood Cell Booster for Breast Cancer
If you are receiving treatments for breast cancer, you may be given doses of Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa). Learn about this injectable drug for anemia.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Description
Learn about Inflammatory Breast Cancer and how it is related to, and different from, ductal and lobular breast cancer.

Klinefelter syndrome 47,XXY - Male Breast Disorder
Klinefelter syndrome is a rare genetic condition in which a man has an extra X chromosome. (Males usually have one X and one Y chromosome.)

Overview of Phyllodes Breast Cancer Tumor
Learn about Phyllodes tumor, a very rare type of breast tumor, which can be benign (harmless) or malignant (cancerous).

Fluorouracil Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Fluorouracil is a chemotherapy drug used in combination with other drugs to treat breast and other cancers.

What is Metaplastic Breast Cancer?
Metaplastic carcinoma is a rare form of breast cancer that invades the milk ducts. It is often treated aggressively and has uncertain prognosis.

Breast Cancer and the Pink Ribbon Symbol
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) has been with us now for 28 years, but the pink ribbon symbol did not come about until around 20 years ago.

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Taxol (Paclitaxel) - Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Drug
Taxol (Paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug made from yew trees. It fights cancer by interfering with cancer cell division. Taxol can be used to treat any stage of breast cancer; as well as ovarian, lung, and AIDS- related Kaposi’s sarcoma. When given in low doses it has mild side effects and is well-tolerated.

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Breast Cancer Treatment Options
After your breast cancer has been diagnosed, your healthcare team will recommend treatment. There are five standard treatment options for breast cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted biologic, and hormonal therapy. Learn about each one, and how a decision on which is right for you is made.

Procrit and Aranesp for Anemia During Chemotherapy
Learn why doctors prescribe Procrit and Aranesp to boost red cell production in breast cancer patients who have anemia after undergoing chemotherapy.

Tamoxifen is a Common Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
Tamoxifen is a common medication used to prevent recurrence of breast cancer. While it decreases your risk of breast cancer, it does have side effects

Angiosarcoma Breast Tumor Diagnosis
Angiosarcoma of the breast is a rarely diagnosed type of breast cancer. It can grow and spread quickly, and may affect many organs in your body. Learn the symptoms, tests to diagnose, and treatments for angiosarcoma of the breast.

History of Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast cancer is becoming more survivable. Treatments and detection methods have improved greatly through the past few decades, here is a history.

Ovarian and Breast Cancer Link
Some women have a genetic disorder that raises risks of both breast and ovarian cancer. Testing can tell more about risk and guide treatment choices.

Age at First Pregnancy and the Risk of Breast Cancer
How does your age at the time of your first pregnancy affect your risk of breast cancer, and how can this make a difference?

Soy & Breast Cancer Controversy - Isoflavone Genistein
Soy is great food - but not everyone agrees on whether or not it's good for your health. Soy foods contain the isoflavone genistein, which may help prevent breast cancer, if you start eating it just before puberty. However, if you've had estrogen-sensitive breast cancer, soy may interfere with your tamoxifen or Aromasin. Learn more about soy and breast cancer.

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12 Breast Cancer Volunteer Opportunities
The fight against breast cancer is a year-round battle. These breast cancer volunteer opportunities will allow you to support patients all year long.

Breast Cancer Risk Factors and How to Lower the Risk
What should you know about breast cancer prevention and what can you do yourself to reduce your risk?

Busting the Myth of Bras Causing Breast Cancer
Bras cause breast cancer - it's a myth that been banging around the internet and email for years. But do bras really cause breast cancer? Look into the rumors and facts of the bras cause breast cancer myth.

Chemo Curls Care - Post-Chemo Hair & Hair Regrowth
Chemo causes hair loss, and it also affects hair regrowth. Kinky post-chemo hair is known as chemo curls. Learn how to care for your post-chemo hair.

Medical, Meaningful Tattoos & Mom Breast Cancer Tattoo Ideas
Tattoos celebrate survival. They're for more than survivors. Honor yourself or your loved ones with one of these unique breast cancer tattoo ideas.

The Role of Green Tea in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Are the headlines true? Could green tea play a role in helping to not only help prevent lung cancer, but aid in the treatment of breast cancer?

Good Nutrition and Healthy Eating with Legumes
Learn about legumes (beans, peas, lentils and peanuts) which are nutritious, low in fat, high in protein, and rich in antioxidants and saponins.

Potatoes Glycemic Index and Healthy Diet Tips
Here's our guide to potatoes as part of a healthy diet, including glycemic index and why you should keep potato portions small.

Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS)
What is the breast imaging data and reporting system (BIRADS), what are the different classifications, and what does this mean for you personally?

Breast Ultrasound Exam – What to Expect
A breast ultrasound exam is usually done to follow up on mammogram findings for a clearer image. Here's what to expect during this procedure.

Estrogen Types and Connection to Breast Cancer
Estrogen is a group of hormones that are made in your body. Increased levels of estrogen are connected with higher breast cancer risk.

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Different Breast Biopsy Procedures
Do you need a biopsy or an aspiration? Which kind of biopsy is used for the most accurate results? Read about four main types of breast biopsy procedures.

The Link Between Sugar and Cancer
What's the relationship between cancer and sugar? Does sugar cause cancer to grow? Find out the scientific connection between sugar and cancer.

Cranberries: Bacteria and Cancer Cell Fighter
Cranberries may show up on your holiday table, in your juice glass, or on a string around your Christmas tree. They are loaded with antioxidants, and have plenty of power to kill bacteria. Did you know that extract of cranberry may kill cancer too? Learn more about cranberries.

Omega-3 in Fish May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
Learn how consuming fatty fish, or fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, may lower your risk of breast cancer.

Perfect Gifts for a Cancer Patient
The holiday season is a time of giving and receiving. But what do you give to the cancer patient to show you truly care? Here are some ideas to find the perfect gift...

Exercise and Breast Surgery Recovery - Use Exercise to Recover from Breast Surgery
There are many exercises that can help you regain your range of motion. If you need help learning these exercises or want professional help, find a good therapist that can help you. The disciplines of Physical Therapy, Pilates, Sports Medicine, and Orthopedics can be of great help. Keep exercising after breast surgery to regain your strength and flexibility.

Deciding Between Mastectomy or Lumpectomy for Cancer
Deciding between a mastectomy and a lumpectomy to treat breast cancer is an extremely difficult and personal decision for any woman

Using MRI for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening
Most of us are familiar with mammograms - but what are breast MRIs used for, and how do they affect breast cancer treatment decisions? Learn more about breast MRI and how they are used in breast cancer diagnosis and screening.

Melatonin- The Sleep Hormone for Breast Cancer
Getting a good night's sleep affects your health - but how can you sleep well while you're in treatment for breast cancer? Melatonin may help you - it is a non-prescription, natural hormone that promotes sleep, and may help suppress estrogen and slow down tumors. Learn more about melatonin.

Get to Know Your Huber Needle for Chemo Port Access
Your chemo nurse will use a Huber needle to access your implanted port. Learn all about the Huber needle and why it works for many patients.

Different Ways To Take IV Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy for breast cancer may be given as shots, pills, and infusions. There are different ways to take IV chemotherapy. Learn about the needles, catheters, and portacaths used to take IV chemotherapy.

What To Stop Doing If You Have Breast Cancer
If you are in treatment for breast cancer there are probably some things you're doing that do not help to improve your health. Learn how to stop doing them.

Free Informative Booklets And Breast Cancer Information
Lots of free booklets and flyers about breast cancer are available, loaded with dependable information. Nowadays, much of the information is also online.

Find Low-Cost or Free Mammograms
It is extremely important for women not to skip their annual mammogram. Free mammograms are available for women with low incomes through state funding,

Cancer Support Comfort Pillows
During cancer treatment, you can't have too many comforting pillows. These little pillows comfort us by easing the pain and soothing aching muscles.

What to Expect During a HALO Breast Pap Test
The HALO breast pap test may become a part of your annual well-woman exam. It is a comfortable, non-invasive test that collects a sample of any nipple fluid that you may produce, and tests that fluid for abnormal cells. Having abnormal cells in your nipple aspirate fluid raises your risk for breast cancer. Learn what to expect during a HALO breast pap test.

Breast Cancer Survivor Diane Becker Krasnick
Diane Becker Krasnick, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and joined a clinical trial of Herceptin, shares her breast cancer survivor story here.

Life Changes and Breast Cancer - All About Life Changes and Breast Cancer
Breast cancer will change your life in many ways. You can expect physical, emotional, and financial changes during breast cancer treatment. Even though breast cancer will change your life, there are many ways to cope. Learn how breast cancer will change your life.

How To Do Your Breast Self-Exam (BSE)
Here's now to do your Breast Self Exam (BSE), how to do it properly, when to do your BSE, and the reasons for doing your BSE regularly. Your breast health is literally in your hands. Included are illustrations to show you how to do your BSE.

TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
The TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) is a tissue flap procedure that uses muscle, fat and skin from your abdomen to create a new breast mound after a mastectomy. This procedure takes its name from the transverse rectus abdominus muscle in your tummy. A TRAM flap can be done for a single or double mastectomy, and requires a skilled plastic surgeon. Learn more about the TRAM flap reconstruction method.

Use of Balloon Catheter Radiation for Breast Cancer
Learn how balloon catheter radiation only requires five to seven days for treatment, as opposed to seven weeks with more efficacy and fewer side effects.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day is about educating the public concerning a type of breast cancer that occurs in 10-20% of breast cancers.

Home Remedies for Managing Breast Pain
Learn to identify breast pain by type and location, then treat it at home. Use some easy home remedies to get relief from your breast pain.

Paget's Disease of the Nipple
An overview of the rare type of breast cancer, which can occur in women and men, including signs and symptoms, causes, and tests to diagnose.

Neupogen: Treatment for Low Neutrophil Count
Neupogen is a drug given to patients who have neutropenia (low neutrophil count). An injection of Neupogen stimulates white blood cell production.

Lymph Node Status and Breast Cancer
Lymph node status is an important part of your overall breast cancer diagnosis. This information is used to calculate your prognosis after treatment.

Stereotactic Mammogram and Core Biopsy
Stereotactic breast biopsy used to take samples from a lump that cannot be felt during a breast exam, but can be seen on a mammogram or an ultrasound.

What Is Breast Cancer Stage Zero?
Is Stage Zero breast cancer really cancer or not? Find out what the staging means for ductal or lobular carcinoma in situ in diagnosis and treatment.

Breast Health: Mammograms, Clinical Exams, Self-Exams
You have three important ways to maintain breast health and monitor changes: Mammograms, clinical exams, and breast self-exams.

Whole Grains - Cancer Fighting Foods
Whole grains are a great way to protect your health and lower your risk of​ developing cancer. Learn how they can benefit your health.

Why Not Annual Ultrasounds Instead of Mammograms?
Why don't doctors order an annual breast ultrasound, using sound waves, instead of a mammogram, which is uncomfortable and uses radiation? Here's why.

External Breast Prostheses Options
You can use external breast prostheses​ or breast forms after mastectomy or lumpectomy to regain a symmetrical appearance. Here are various options.

External Breast Prostheses Options
You can use external breast prostheses​ or breast forms after mastectomy or lumpectomy to regain a symmetrical appearance. Here are various options.

Medullary Carcinoma - Diagnosis and Treatments
How common is medullary breast cancer, how is it different and what are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed and treated, and what is the prognosis?

Coping with and Expressing the Emotions of Breast Cancer
How can you cope with and express the emotions that go with a diagnosis of breast cancer, and why is this so important?

Tips for Coping With Fear During Breast Cancer
Fear is something that almost every cancer patient experiences. Learn what is normal, when to ask for help, and tips for coping with fear and breast cancer.

Treatment Options for Lymph Node Positive Breast Cancer
Why are lymph nodes important in breast cancer, why are they biopsied, how is lymph node positive breast cancer treated, and what is the prognosis?

The ACCC Metastatic Breast Cancer Project
The Association of Community Cancer Centers Metastatic Breast Cancer Project addresses the communications needs of metastatic breast cancer patients.

White Blood Cell Levels and Neutropenia - Breast Cancer
Radiation and chemotherapy can lower your blood counts. You will have several complete blood counts (CBC) during treatment for breast cancer. A CBC will reveal such conditions as neutropenia, or low levels of white blood cells. Page 2.

Complete Blood Count During Breast Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy can lower your blood counts. A complete blood count (CBC), is a routine blood test done regularly during treatment for breast cancer. A CBC will reveal such conditions as neutropenia, anemia or thrombocytopenia. All of these conditions can be treated. Ask for and keep a copy of each of your CBCs.

Your CBC - Red Blood Cells and Platelets Are Affected by Chemotherapy
Radiation and chemotherapy can lower your blood counts. A complete blood count (CBC) is a routine blood test done regularly during treatment for breast cancer. A CBC will reveal such conditions as anemia, low levels of red blood cells, or thrombocytopenia, or low levels of platelets.

Stages of Breast Cancer: Diagnosis, Staging, TNM System
What are the stages of breast cancer? Learn why knowing the stage of a breast cancer diagnosis is important to you.

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What to Expect During Sentinel Node Biopsy
A sentinel lymph node biopsy is an important part of breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer cells from the tumor may spread to other parts of your body.

Second Primary Cancers: Are They Recurring Cancers?
A second primary breast cancer is not a recurrence; it's a new breast cancer, usually occurring in the opposite breast.

Causes of Left Breast Pain
Read about the causes of left breast pain, including breast-related causes and non-breast related causes, such as heart disease or fibromyalgia.

Breast Cancer Tumors: What Are They?
If a dense white mass with an irregular outline appears on your mammogram, it may be a malignant tumor. Read more to find out what a breast tumor is.

Free Hats for Breast Cancer Patients
When wigs are too hot or expensive and chemotherapy has caused hair loss, hats can be a great alternative. Learn how you can find free hats.

Caps and Turbans for Cancer Patients
Cute caps and turbans for cancer patients going through chemo are easy ways to cover up hair loss. Find free caps at the hospital or do it yourself.

The 5 Top-Rated Pink Ribbon Charities
A list of the 5 top-rated breast cancer non-profit organizations that spend most of their money on programs and services, rather than fund-raising.

Chemotherapy Appointment Activity Ideas
Here are ideas for how to pass your time during a chemo infusion. When you're stuck in the chair with an IV line, you can still make good use of your time.

Types of Invasive or Infiltrating Breast Cancer
Learn about the types and subtypes of invasive, or infiltrating, breast cancer, which have the potential to spread out of the original tumor site.

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - Symptoms and Treatments
What kind of breast cancer is invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)? What are the symptoms, characteristics, treatments, and prognosis?

How to Do a Male Breast Self Exam - MBSE
Learn how to do a monthly male breast self exam. This is a form of early detection that may save your life.

How Mammogram Markers Clarify Your Results
Learn about mammogram markers, which are used on breast skin to identify known features of your breast. These helpful stickers help to improve communication about the results of your mammogram.

Radial Scars Benign Breast Abnormality
Radial scars are rare, but can raise your risk for breast cancer. Learn about radial scars here.

Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia of the Breast (ADH)
Learn about Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, which does not always lead to breast cancer but some women need to be vigilant.

Fibrocystic Changes: Benign Breast Condition
Learn about Fibrocystic Disease, now called Fibrocystic Changes, the most common benign breast condition, which doesn't increase your risk for breast cancer.

Tubular Carcinoma of the Breast
Learn about Tubular Carcinoma, a rare type of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, including chance of recovery.

Gynecomastia: Prominent Male Breasts
Learn about Gynecomastia, a benign male breast condition in which a man has one or two prominent breasts.

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
Learn more about early stage breast cancer with our description and definition of ductal carcinoma in situ, including signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, staging, and treatment.

Chest X-Ray Part of Breast Cancer Staging
After your initial breast cancer diagnosis, you may be sent for additional tests, including a chest x-ray. Learn more about breast cancer staging and chest x-ray here.

Ductogram (Galactogram) Diagnosing Nipple Discharge
Learn more about the ductogram, also called a galactogram, which is helpful in diagnosing nipple discharge, ductal ectasia, fibrocystic changes, intraductal papillomas and breast cancer.

Pseudolumps Are Benign Breast Lumps
Learn more about breast pseudolumps, which could be due to scar tissue, radiation, compressed tissue, or old silicone.

Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Learn about Adriamycin (doxorubicin), a chemotherapy drug that is a standard component in treating many types of breast cancer.

Wire Localization Procedure and Breast Biopsy
Learn more about wire localization, a technique that is used to mark the location of a breast abnormality that is quite small, or that can't be easily found by touch.

Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) of a Breast Cyst
Learn more about a fine needle aspiration biopsy, which can give you the clearest information about the nature of the lump in your breast.

Overview of Core Needle Breast Biopsy (CNB)
Learn more about the core needle biopsy procedure, used when you need to have more information about a breast lump than a mammogram, ultrasound, or fine needle aspiration can give.

How to Choose a Cancer Wig Before Chemotherapy
You can choose a perfect wig before chemotherapy even begins. Here's some god advice on how to choose a wig before chemotherapy.

How Radiation Fights Breast Cancer
Learn about the two methods of radiation treatment for cancer, and some side effects you should know about.

Diet and Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk
A healthy diet has many benefits. Learn more about diet and cancer risk with our comprehensive article.

Benefits and Myths of Your Annual Mammogram
Your annual screening mammogram comes with some discomfort, but has great medical benefits. Learn about the positives, negatives and myths about mammograms.

Mammogram Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Learn about mammograms, which can detect many other features than breast cancer, and 80% of all breast masses are benign.

Breast Cancer and Bone Density Scans
Learn about monitoring your bone health if you have been treated for breast cancer with chemotherapy, or if you are taking post-treatment medications for estrogen suppression.

Arm Strength Exercises After Breast Surgery
Learn about how breast surgery affects muscles, nerves, and skin - all of which need exercise after surgery to recover flexibility and strength.

How Fruits Fight Breast Cancer
Fruit, especially fresh fruit, is good for your health. Learn how fruits fight cancer and which ones are best for you.

Flaxseed Breast Cancer Prevention Benefits
Flaxseed has lignans and omega-3 fatty acids that are powerful anticancer components. Learn how flaxseed may benefit you.

Lumpectomy Breast Cancer Surgery
A lumpectomy is a breast-conserving surgery that removes the least amount of tissue that is safely possible. Learn more about a lumpectomy for breast cancer here.

Treatment For a Breast Fibroadenoma
There are several options for dealing with a breast fibroadenoma, learn more about what you can do in our comprehensive article.

Heparin and Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
Learn about Heparin, an anticoagulant injection used in connection with chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Benign Lumps May Be Breast Oil Cysts
Breast oil cysts are benign breast lumps. Learn more about breast oil cysts here, how they develop, how they are diagnosed, and how to deal with them.

BCRF: Largest Nonprofit Funder of Breast Cancer Research
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research worldwide. Learn more about it.

Breast Pain - Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
Breast pain can happen to anyone. How it is classified, what the causes may be, how to get it assessed, and what tests and treatments to expect

Breast Pain: Should You Worry?
Breast pain in the era of Pink Ribbon Awareness campaigns is really disturbing. Even when we've heard the statistics about 80% of all breast lumps being benign, when a lump or bump or odd rash is bothering our own breasts, it's very hard to remain calm.

Be Prepared For Your Breast Pain Appointment
Make the most of your breast pain appointment by being well prepared. Gather up critical information and write up a list of questions and symptoms. Understand what tests you may be having as well as what treatments may be offered. Get help for breast pain by seeing your doctor.

Intraductal Breast Papillary Carcinoma
Papillary Carcinoma is a type of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). This type of breast cancer is rarely invasive, and usually stays within the milk ducts of your breast. It has a good chance of recovery after treatment.

Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) Breast Cancer
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) is a type of breast cancer that starts in the lobules of your breast, where milk is produced. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma does not always feel like a breast lump, because it may grow in a web-like mass. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.

Mucinous (Colloid) Carcinoma of the Breast
Mucinous (colloid) carcinoma is a rare type of invasive breast cancer that is formed when cancer cells within your breast produce mucous. This type of breast cancer rarely spreads to your lymph nodes. Learn more about symptoms and diagnosis of mucinous carcinoma of the breast.

Breast Cancer - Definition, Types, and Symptoms
Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can also appear in men. Learn more about the types and symptoms of breast cancer here.

Types of Breast Cancer Diagnosis
A review of several types of breast cancer: ductal, lobular, and inflammatory. Rare types of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer, Paget's disease of the nipple.

Interstitial Brachytherapy For Breast Cancer - Interstitial Brachytherapy
What should I know about nterstitial brachytherapy for breast cancer, and how is it different than whole breast radiation?

Understanding Breast Lumps - Benign and Cancerous
Learn about causes of breast lumps, and how a doctor distinguishes between what is cancerous and what is benign or non-cancerous, like a cyst or fibroadenoma.

What to Expect During a Clinical Breast Examination
Your clinical breast exam is done by a health professional during an office visit. This breast examination is similar to your monthly breast self-exam​.

Clinical Breast Exam - Visual Examination, Part Two - Clinical Breast Exam
During the second part of your clinical breast exam, you will be asked to move your arms so that your axillary lymph nodes can be seen, and so the movement of the breasts can be compared. This is part two of the visual examination phase of your clinical breast exam.

Clinical Breast Exam - Visual Examination - Clinical Breast Exam
Your clinical breast exam starts with a visual exam, just like your breast self exam. Take time to discuss your breast health concerns and ask questions. A clinical breast exam helps you and your doctor keep an eye on any changes in your breasts and nipples.

Clinical Breast Exam - Manual Breast Examination – Clinical Breast Exam
The third part of your clinical breast exam is a manual examination of your breasts. Different levels of pressure will be used during your breast exam. Any breast lumps will be noted for further testing during your clinical breast exam.

Clinical Breast Exam - Lymph Node Examination
As part of your clinical breast exam, your lymph nodes near you breasts will be checked. If you lymph nodes are swollen, they will be further examined to determine the cause. Checking your lymph nodes is an important part of your clinical breast exam.

Clinical Breast Exam – Nipple and Areola Examination - Clinical Breast Exam
The last part of your clinical breast exam is a manual examination of your nipples and areolas.This is to check for any nipple or areola changes. Although simple to do, your nipple and areola exam is an important part of your clinical breast exam.

Clinical Breast Exam – Benefits to Remember - Clinical Breast Exam
Your clinical breast exam is an early detection tool that benefits you. Have your regular appointment for a clinical breast exam and keep your breasts healthy. Your clinical breast exam is one of several good ways to keep an eye on your breast health.

MUGA Scans and Anthracyclines Cancer Diagnostic Tests
Multiple Uptake Gated Acquisition scans, or MUGA scans, may by ordered if you are going to have anthracycline chemotherapy.

Relationship Between HER2/neu Status and Diagnosis
HER2, which is also called HER2/neu, and HER-2, is the acronym for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2.

Breast Cancer Types and Treatment
There are several types of breast cancer; not all present with a lump.

All About Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
Breast cancer can be safely treated during pregnancy. Surgery and chemotherapy can be done during the last six months.

How Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Affects Fertility
Learn about the risk of becoming infertile after chemotherapy for breast cancer, and which drugs are more or less likely to damage a woman's ovaries.

Is Breast Cancer Different in Hispanic/Latina Women?
Breast Cancer in Hispanic/Latina women often occurs at a younger age than in non-Hispanic white women, and tumors are often more aggressive.

How Huber Needles Are Used to Treat Breast Cancer
Huber needles are used during chemotherapy to treat breast cancer and other forms of cancer. A Huber needle leaves little damage or scarring.

Basal-Like Breast Cancer - Defintion and Characteristics
What exactly is basal-like breast cancer, and how is it similar and different from other breast cancers? How is it treated and what is the prognosis?

Should You Have the Breast Cancer Gene Test?
If you've inherited mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, your risk of developing breast cancer is above average. Should you have a genetic test?

Complete Guide to Areola and Nipple Health
Nipple and areola health is important to maintain. Learn about your nipple anatomy, changes, discharge, pain, and reconstruction.

Breast Hematomas - Causes, Detection, Treatment
Breast hematomas are usually benign, but can look like tumors on a mammogram. Here's what you need to know if a hematoma shows up on your mammogram.

Understanding Adenoid Cystic Breast Cancer
Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of a rare subtype​ of invasive breast cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast.

What Are Some Good Mouth Rinses During Chemotherapy
You can use mouth rinses during chemotherapy for breast cancer to alleviate side effects symptoms. Mouth rinses are easy to make at home.

Definition of Atypia Hyperplasia and Breast Cancer
Atypia hyperplasia is a forerunner of breast cancer, turning into in situ cancer or invasive cancer. Atypia hyperplasia requires diligent screening.

Removing a Fibroadenoma with Laser Therapy
Read about laser ablation therapy, a minimally invasive way to remove fibroadenomas, and hear firsthand from a surgeon and patient about this procedure.

Photosensitivity During Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer
Chemotherapy can increase skin's photosensitivity and make you more prone to sunburns. Take precautions to protect your skin and prevent sunburns.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Breast Cancer
Many people experience tingling, numbness, or pain after chemotherapy. Learn more about this chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy and how to get relief.

Natural Sweeteners and Eating Healthy
Natural sweeteners are part of eating healthy -- they are low on the glycemic index, so they don't raise you blood glucose levels like refined sugar does. Cancer thrives on sugar, so cutting back is a good thing. Learn about several natural sweeteners.

Gadolinium is Used as a Breast Cancer MRI Agent
Gadolinium is a chemical element which is used during MRIs to diagnose breast cancer. Gadolinium has significant side effects including brain issues.

Cancer Antigen 27.29 (CA 27.29) Test for Breast Cancer
Cancer antigen 27.29 (CA 27.29) is a blood test that is given specifically for breast cancer. When is this biomarker done and what does it mean?​

Neulasta vs Neupogen for Chemotherapy Treatment
Neutropenia during chemotherapy is treated with Neulasta or Neupogen. What's the difference, why is each chosen and what are the costs?

Review of MammoSite Breast Radiation Therapy
Read about the basics of MammoSite breast radiation therapy as an alternative to external beam radiation, including its potential side effects, advantages, and disadvantages.

Should You Choose a Mastectomy or Lumpectomy?
Should you have a mastectomy or lumpectomy and radiation for early-stage breast cancer. What about survival? What else should you know?

Overview of Male Breast Cancer
Men are not exempt from developing breast cancer. It is much more rare in men, but since both males and females carry some breast tissue, men need to be aware of their own risk of breast cancer, and the most common types of male breast cancer.

After Surgery Comes the Pathology Report
The Path report is a blueprint for future treatment based on the findings in the report.

Breast Cancer Tumor Markers and Tumor Marker Tests
Learn how your test results affect your diagnosis and treatment. Tumor markers are substances that show up in your blood, urine, or tumor. Oncologists use tumor marker tests to detect, diagnose, and monitor cancer. There are several tumor marker tests specific to breast cancer.

Using a Port or IV for Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Chemotherapy for breast cancer can be given through IV or port. Each method has benefits and risks and should be considered by breast cancer patients

Is it Safe to Keep a Pet During Treatment?
A pet can be a comfort during treatment, but not all pets are safe to have around when our ability to fight off an infection is weakened by treatment.

Ixempra for Metastatic Breast Cancer
When is Ixempra (Ixabepilone) used for metastatic breast cancer, how does it work, and how is it given? Also, what are the common side effects and risks?

Breast Fibrosis from Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
What is breast fibrosis and why can this occur as a complication of radiation therapy for breast cancer? Is it treatable or preventable?

Hyperplasia and Benign Breast Conditions And Risk
Hyperplasia is one form of benign breast conditions. Other benign issues can increase your risk of breast cancer while others are harmless​

Mammary Epithelial Cells - Function and Abnormalities
What are the definitions of mammary and epithelial cells and why are these cells important in reference to dysplasia and breast cancer?

Arimidex Aromatase Inhibitor for Breast Cancer
Arimidex helps prevent the production of estrogen, a hormone that fuels many breast cancer tumors. It is considered a hormonal treatment, and can help prevent recurrence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

How Lifting Weights May Help Lymphedema
Learn how weightlifting may improve the discomfort of lymphedema, a problem that may arise after breast surgery or radiation to the breast.

Breast Cancer Survival: The Impact on Relationships and Intimacy
As survivors, there are women dealing with treatment side effects that affect their quality of life by impacting on their relationships and intimacy.

METAvivor: Support Groups for Breast Cancer Patients
METAvivor, a not for profit organization serving women and men with metastatic breast cancer, has launched peer to peer support groups nationwide.

Meaning of Breast Calcifications On Mammogram
Learn about the types of breast calcifications, how a radiologist can judge whether they may be a sign of breast cancer, and what this means for you.

Breast Cancer: Getting Through Treatment While Living Alone
Breast cancer can be lonely and frightening; you need to create a circle of supporters when going through breast cancer treatment if you live alone.

Mastalgia Symptoms, Causes, and Cyclicity
What is mastalgia, and how common is it? What are the symptoms, some possible causes, and what can be done to manage and treat the pain?

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
Hormone therapy can lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence in those with estrogen receptor positive cancers. How do these work?

TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
The TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) is a tissue flap procedure that uses muscle, fat and skin from your abdomen to create a new breast mound after a mastectomy. This procedure takes its name from the transverse rectus abdominus muscle in your tummy. A TRAM flap can be done for a single or double mastectomy, and requires a skilled plastic surgeon. Learn more about the TRAM flap reconstruction method.

Causes for Sharp Breast Pain
Learn the causes of sharp breast pain, especially a breast pain disorder called mastalgia, and how your doctor may evaluate and treat it.

Top Chemo Primer Tips for Before Your First Treatment
If you're about to go for your first round of chemotherapy, you may have lots of questions, and some fears. Here are some tips on what do to, in order to have a good experience, and prevent problems afterward.

Understanding Causes of Male Breast Pain and Swelling
Learn about the common breast-related causes of breast pain in males, including the symptoms of breast cancer.

Antidepressants that Interact with Tamoxifen
Here is a list of antidepressants that inhibit the benefits of tamoxifen in women with breast cancer.

Causes of Breast Fat Necrosis & Treatment Options
After breast surgery or an injury, ​you may develop a hard lump from breast fat necrosis. Find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment,

Elastography - Staying in Touch With Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Elastography is a new technology for imaging breast tissue, and it may be better than mammography, ultrasound, and MRI at distinguishing between benign and cancerous areas. Elastograms can find a cancerous lump without the need for a biopsy.

Elastography - Staying in Touch With Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Elastography is a new technology for imaging breast tissue, and it may be better than mammography, ultrasound, and MRI at distinguishing between benign and cancerous areas. Elastograms can find a cancerous lump without the need for a biopsy.

Elastography and How it Helps Diagnose Breast Cancer
What is elastography and how may it help doctors decide if a breast tumor is benign or malignant?

Elastography - Staying in Touch With Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Elastography is a new technology for imaging breast tissue, and it may be better than mammography, ultrasound, and MRI at distinguishing between benign and cancerous areas. Elastograms can find a cancerous lump without the need for a biopsy.

Early Stage Breast Cancer and Surgery Choices
Mastectomies used to be the only offered treatment for early stage breast cancer. Now, women may have a choice between mastectomy and lumpectomy.

Common Causes of Benign Nipple Discharge
Here are some common causes of pre and post-menopausal benign nipple discharge. Nipple discharge is fluid that comes from the nipple. It may be different colors and textures. Most of the time, it is not malignant and it not a sign of cancer.

Breast Cancer Treatment, Recovery Times, and Time Managment
How long will breast cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation take, and what are the usual recovery times?

Are Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids Safe While Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding mothers should avoid the long-term use of sleep aids. Furthermore, they should consult with a physician before using sleep aids.

Choosing Breast Cancer Specialists for Your Breast Cancer Care
How can you find the right specialists to care for you during your breast cancer treatment, and what kind of doctors may be on your team?

Scarring from Breast Cancer Treatment - What to Expect
Breast cancer surgery leaves scars, regardless of the type of operation and possible breast reconstruction Find out how to get help to reduce them.

Avoid These Medications During Pregnancy
Although many medications can be safely taken during pregnancy, some medications can be dangerous; here we look at some medications that are unsafe.

Kylie Minogue Approaches 5 Year Breast Cancer Anniversary
Photo: Kylie Minogue Peter Kramer / Getty Images Gorgeous Australian pop star Kylie Minogue is more than ready to celebrate her

Will My Breast Cancer Return and How Will I Know?
What is meant by a breast cancer recurrence, what are the chances it will happen, and what can you do to lower your risk it will return?

Capsular Contracture and Breast Implants
Breast implants for postmastectomy reconstruction may develop capsular contracture during healing. Learn about preventing and treating it.

Your Surgical Treatment Plan
Finalizing your surgical treatment plan and preparing for breast cancer surgery

Chest Wall Recurrence After Mastectomy for Breast Cancer
What does it mean to have a chest wall recurrence after a mastectomy for breast cancer? What work-up is done, and what treatments are available?

Seroma - Medical Definition
A seroma can occur after surgery or breast brachytherapy and cause pain. Learn more about seromas and how they are treated.

Understanding External Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Read about external beam breast radiation therapy, including what you can expect during a radiation session, potential side effects, and useful coping strategies during recovery.

What You Need to Know About Breast Cysts on Mammograms
Breast cysts are common in perimenopausal women and are not usually associated with breast cancer, but they can show up on your mammogram. Learn more.

Evista/Raloxifene Lowers Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer
Evista (raloxifene) is a drug that has been used for treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The FDA has also approved it for prevention of invasive breast cancer. Evista creates an estrogen blockade, which lowers the incidence of estrogen-sensitive breast cancer. Learn more about Evista - uses, side effects, and benefits.

Breastfeeding Helps Prevent Breast Cancer
You can lower your risk of developing breast cancer by breastfeeding your baby. And if your baby is a girl, her risk can also be reduced. Learn how long to breastfeed to lower your risk, whether or not you can breastfeed after you've had treatment for breast cancer, and more.

What Does Breast Cancer Remission Mean?
If no signs of cancer can be found, the breast cancer is said to be in remission. There are two kinds: partial remission and complete remission.

CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) Tumor Marker Test
A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) tumor marker test is a blood test that might be ordered prior to and during breast cancer treatment to monitor your progress.

Estrogen Suppression and Role Women's Health
Read about estrogen's role in a woman's breast and bone health, and how estrogen suppression may prevent breast cancer recurrence.

Traveling While Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatments
Traveling with breast cancer can be difficult when you're undergoing chemotherapy and have metal ports, syringes, tissue expanders and more

What to Pack for Your Breast Surgery or Hospital Stay
Pack the right things to take to the hospital for your breast surgery. Use this packing list and tips for what to take and what to leave at home.

How a Chemotherapy Infusion is Used For Breast Cancer
Chemotherapy infusions​ are used to treat breast cancer. A chemotherapy infusion is effective but does have serious side effects.

Adenosis - Benign Condition of Enlarged Breast Lobules
Adenosis, or enlarged breast lobules, can be so small you can't feel them, or so large they can't be distinguished from a cancerous lump. Adenosis will show up on a mammogram, but still may imitate breast cancer. Read more to learn about breast adenosis.

Cytoxan Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment
Cyclophosphamide, or Cytoxan, is a chemotherapy drug that is used in combination with other drugs, to treat breast cancer through slowing cell growth.

Chemotherapy for Cancer and Fertility
Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy can affect your fertility. However, you do have some options, if you take action before starting treatment.

Estrogen, Bone Loss, and Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Chemotherapy can cause loss of bone density. Learn how this is related to estrogen, and what you may need to do about it.

Breast Cancer Screening and Digital Mammography
Digital mammography compares well with film mammography -- both use x-rays to take images of your breast. This is an effective way to screen for breast cancer. Women who are under 50, premenopausal, and have dense breast tissue will benefit the most from digital mammograms.

Difference Between A Mammogram and A Breast MRI
Learn about the differences between mammograms and breast magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and when one is recommended over another.

Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Tests You May Need
You've got a diagnosis and you just want to get rid of your breast cancer. Now your doctor orders additional tests. Not only that, but you'll have more tests during and after breast cancer treatment. Learn more about additional tests before, during, and after breast cancer treatment.

Chemotherapy Basics for Breast Cancer
Many breast cancer patients need to take chemotherapy treatments to prevent a recurrence, or shrink a tumor, or help control the disease. Chemotherapy affects healthy tissue as well as cancer cells, and may cause side effects. Learn about the most standard chemo regimens for breast cancer, and how they may affect your cancer and your fertility. Understand the basics of chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Tissue Expansion with Saline in Breast Reconstruction
Learn why tissue expansion is done, and how tissue expanders filled with saline prepare a woman's body for breast reconstruction with implants.

10 Best Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets
A Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet is an attractive way to show support and raise funds for the cause. Many Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets help with fund raising efforts, and generate funds for research and patient education. Here are 10 Best Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets.

How To Do Arm Lymphedema Exercises
Arm lymphedema (swelling) can happen after you've had lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery. Gentle exercise with free weights can help reduce swelling caused by lymphedema. Here's how to do these arm lymphedema exercises.

What Is a Mastectomy Bra? Post-Surgery Bras and Camis
What is a mastectomy bra? A mastectomy bra or camisole can help ease recovery after breast surgery. Learn about breast prosthesis & post-surgery clothing.

How to Do Arm Exercises After Breast Surgery
After breast surgery, your doctor may recommend arm exercises to regain strength, flexibility and range of motion. Here is an easy routine.

Emotional Stages During Breast Cancer Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you and your family will be experiencing waves of emotion. Knowing what other survivors have experienced and getting help early in the process is very helpful. Read about the normal stages of emotion that come with breast cancer treatment.

Emotional Stages During Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you and your family will be experiencing waves of emotion. Knowing what other survivors have experienced and getting help early in the process is very helpful. Read about the normal stages of emotion that come after you've completed breast cancer treatment.

Adjuvant Therapy – Breast Cancer and Adjuvant Therapy
An important part of breast cancer treatment is adjuvant systemic therapy. There are three types of adjuvant systemic therapy which are used after surgery. Learn more about adjuvant therapy and how to make the best treatment decisions.

Basics on Breast Cancer Surgey Called Quadrantectomy
Learn the basics of a type of breast conserving surgery called quadrantectomy, and how a woman can recover from it.

Chemotherapy Appointments, Schedules and Cycles
What is a chemo schedule like? Learn about what to expect at chemotherapy appointments and follow-up visits during treatment for breast cancer.

What Radiation Methods are Available to Treat Breast Cancer?
What types of radiation therapy are available to treat breast cancer, and how are these different?

Breast Cancer Treatment and Your Fertility
If you are fertile before treatment begins, and want to preserve your options for having children, or just want to understand how treatment will affect your fertility, then this information is important to you. Know what steps to take before you start treatment.

Breast Tissue Expander Rupture (What to Do)
Reconstruction after a mastectomy may involve breast tissue expanders. As with any surgery, breast tissue expanders come with some risks. Breast tissue expanders, like breast implants, may rupture or leak. Learn more about how to handle a breast tissue expander rupture or leak.

Breast Pain And Periods Without Birth Control Pills
Cyclical breast pain is related to your menstrual periods. Estrogen and progesterone rise and fall in response to your cycle or to birth control pills. Breast pain will vary according to natural hormones or the hormones in your birth control pills. Learn how your menstrual cycle and birth control pills affects your breast pain.

Breast Pain And Combination Birth Control Pills - Breast Pain
Combination birth control pills prevent ovulation and can relieve or cause breast pain. Synthetic hormones in combination birth control pills affect your menstrual cycle differently than your natural hormones, making cycles of breast pain or tenderness change. Learn more about combination birth control pills and breast pain here.

Breast Pain and Minipills (Progestin Only Pills) - Breast Pain
Minipills (Progestin Only Pills) can affect your breast pain cycle. Minipills contain progestin to prevent conception but don't affect estrogen levels. Taking minipills will affect your levels of breast pain. Learn more about minipills and breast pain here.

Lumpectomy - Surgery for Breast Cancer -
Lumpectomy is a surgery done to remove a cancerous breast lump. Learn what to expect during a lumpectomy, and how to care for yourself during recovery.

Cyclical and Noncyclical Breast Pain
Breast pain or breast tenderness can occur in pre- and post menopausal women, and even in men. Breast pain may be cyclical, noncyclical, or pain that only seems to be in the breast. Breast pain can be treated, and should be checked out. Learn more about the types of breast pain here.

Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia or ALH - Overview
Atypical lobular hyperplasia is not breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed with atypical lobular hyperplasia, then you need to know how it affects your risk for breast cancer, and how to get a clear diagnosis and treatment options. Learn more about atypical lobular hyperplasia here.

How Butterfly Needles and Winged Infusion Sets are Used
Butterfly needles or winged infusion sets may be used during your cancer treatment for blood draws and simple IVs. Here is what to expect from them.

Surgical Drains After Simple Mastectomy
Surgical drains help you heal after a mastectomy for breast cancer. Surgical drains are located where they will speed your healing process. Learn more about the location and care of post-mastectomy surgical drains here.

Surgical Drain Locations After a Mastectomy
Surgical drains are one of the things you may have to deal with after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Surgical drains are located where they will aid the healing process. Learn more about the location of post-mastectomy surgical drains here.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery for Women with Breast Cancer
What types of breast reconstruction are available after breast cancer surgery, and how are these methods different?

Breast Implants and Reconstruction after Mastectomy
Breast implants are the option for reconstruction that requires the least surgery. About half of all breast reconstructions are done using implants. No skin or muscle needs to be relocated for an implant reconstruction. Learn more about breast implant reconstruction after a mastectomy.

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
The DIEP flap is a breast reconstruction procedure that uses fat and skin from your abdomen after a mastectomy for breast cancer.

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
The DIEP flap is a breast reconstruction procedure that uses fat and skin from your abdomen after a mastectomy for breast cancer.

Breast Implants and Reconstruction after Mastectomy
Breast implants are the option for reconstruction that requires the least surgery. About half of all breast reconstructions are done using implants. No skin or muscle needs to be relocated for an implant reconstruction. Learn more about breast implant reconstruction after a mastectomy.

Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Breast Reconstruction
The latissimus dorsi is a tissue flap procedure that uses muscle and skin from your upper back to create a new breast mound after a mastectomy. This procedure takes its name from the latissimus dorsi muscle. in your upper back. Learn about the latissimus dorsi breast construction method, advantages and disadvantages, and what to expect.

Fingernail Disorders During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
Your fingernails reveal a lot about your health. During chemotherapy for breast cancer, you may experience problems with the nails on your fingers and toes. Understanding the causes and symptoms of nail disorders can help you care for them.

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Strategies
Here are ten strategies that you can use to lower your risk of developing breast cancer. All of these things help keep you well and raise your defences against many kinds of illness. Take control of your lifestyle factors, and make healthy choices.

The Feelings That Come With Breast Cancer
Breast cancer forces us to deal with many uncomfortable feelings that come with having this disease.

New Hair, New Look After Chemo
When hair grows back after completing chemo, it often looks different then hair before chemo; it can be a different color and may be wavy or curly.

Preparing for Radiation
Navigating the weeks of radiation treatment takes planning..

Choosing a Breast Surgeon
How do you choose a surgeon after being diagnosed with breast cancer?

Breast Cancer Incidence Rate now the Same for Black Women and White Women
The American Cancer Society recently reported that black women are now getting breast cancer at the same rate as white women.

Planning Ahead for Recovery after a Mastectomy/Bilateral Mastectomy
After a mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy, you need a comfortable, functional and safe environment in which to heal and rest.

Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate
Breast cancer incidence and characteristics in different races/ethnic groups and ages.

Who Still Gets Mammograms after Breast Surgery?
Who needs to get annual mammograms after surgery for breast cancer?

Oncoplastic Surgery: Reconstruction After a Lumpectomy
Lumpectomy reconstruction to correct defects is called oncoplastic surgery.

No One Need Be An Island During Breast Cancer
We all need help when going through breast cancer, but some of us have a hard time accepting help, when offered, or asking for help when needed.

Choosing a Tattoo to Conceal Surgical Scars
A small but growing number of women are choosing a tattoo as a cosmetic choice following a mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy.

Stage 2 Breast Cancer is Complicated but Survivable
A diagnosis of Stage 2 breast cancer involves many factors, but is very treatable.

IGAP Flap Breast Reconstruction
The IGAP flap (inferior gluteal artery perforator) is an autologous tissue flap procedure that uses fat and skin from your lower buttock to create a new breast mound after a mastectomy.

Post Breast Surgery: Finding Stylish and Comfortable Clothing
Post breast surgery boutiques give women access to needed post mastectomy and reconstruction surgery clothing that is both stylish and comfortable.