Breast Cancer Sourcebook (Health Reference Series) by Karen Bellenir

By Karen Bellenir

Breast melanoma in ladies is the topic of in-depth media realization. Newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and newscasts on a regular basis current the newest breakthroughs--often with out distinguishing among sturdy study and doubtful hypothesis. This identify in Omnigraphics' well-being Reference sequence kinds throughout the confusion to supply trustworthy, present details on breast melanoma and its linked problems in either men and women. With rigidity on early detection via mammography and self-examination, examine has proven that breast melanoma might be eradicated or managed via numerous cures, each one of that's offered intensive during this quantity. different topics, together with proof approximately heredity and different hazard components, preventive measures, coping concerns, a thesaurus of phrases, and a wealthy record of resources for additional details, also are offered.

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Benign phyllodes tumor is most common, accounting for more than 50 percent of all phyllodes tumors, and the least aggressive of these sub-types. These benign tumors are similar to fibroadenomas and typically occur among women younger than 50. Because phyllodes tumors are so rare, it is unclear whether or not they increase the risk of breast cancer. Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis/ductitis (diabetic mastopathy, lymphocytic mastitis): Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis (also called diabetic mastopathy and lymphocytic mastitis) are benign breast masses that most often appear in women with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes.

Klein S. Evaluation of palpable breast masses. Am Fam Physician. 2005; 71(9): 1731–1738. 31 Part Two Breast Cancer Fundamentals Chapter 6 What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in this country (other than skin cancer). Each year, more than 211,000 American women learn they have this disease. Each year, about 1,700 men in this country learn they have breast cancer. Scientists are studying breast cancer to find out more about its causes.

They enter the bloodstream and destroy or control cancer throughout the body. Some women with breast cancer have systemic therapy to shrink the tumor before surgery or radiation. Others have systemic therapy after surgery and/or radiation to prevent the cancer from coming back. Systemic treatments also are used for cancer that has spread. Because cancer treatments often damage healthy cells and tissues, side effects are common. Side effects depend mainly on the type and extent of the treatment.

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