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Breast Cancer Center

General Overview

Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the breast. More

Living With Breast Cancer

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Medication for women with advanced breast cancer
What promise does Herceptin hold for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer?

Preventing Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Screening: Research and Guidelines
A breakdown of the mammography and breast exam guidelines from the American Cancer Society, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Preventing Breast Cancer (Continued)

Breast self-exam
Women should perform a breast self-exam every month. Learn about the exam and how to do it.
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Your health may be "all in the family"
Knowing your family's medical history can save your life...and your children's and grandchildren's.

Special Topics

Fibrocystic breast changes: lumps that are normal
Discusses fibrocystic breast changes, a benign condition that affects over half of all women.
Weigh the benefits and risks of a mammogram so that you can make an informed decision about your options.

Related Conditions

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

National Cancer Institute http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization http://www.y-me.org