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Breast cancer is an invasive tumor that develops in the mammary gland. Breast cancer is detected via mammograms, breast self-examination (BSE), biopsy, and specialized testing on breast cancer tissue. Treatment of breast cancer may involve surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Breast cancer risk may be lowered by managing controllable risk factors.

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      • What Causes Stress Among Breast Cancer Patients?
      • How Can I Reduce Stress?
      • How Can I Learn To Relax?
      • What Are Some Effective Relaxation Exercises?
      • How Do I Keep Track Of My Medical Information?
      • What Types Of Help Are Available?
      • What If I Become Unable To Make Decisions About My Health Care?
      • Should I Write A Will?
      • What Should Family Members And Friends Keep In Mind?
    • Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers As breast cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in American women, it is important to know your breast cancer risk. Risk...learn more »
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      Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers Article
      • Who develops breast cancer?
      • What is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
      • What are the risk factors used to estimate breast cancer risk in the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
      • Why are some other risk factors left out of the Tool?
      • Is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool useful for all women?
      • What are some of the latest research findings on breast cancer risk?
      • Are there ways to decrease the chance of developing breast cancer?
      • How did BCPT and STAR use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to add to our knowledge of breast cancer risk?
      • What else can a woman do about breast cancer?
    • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Breast cancer occurs in about 1 in every 1,000 pregnant women. Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy involves surgery, but...learn more »
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      Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Article
      • Introduction
      • How is breast cancer diagnosed in pregnant women?
      • What if I do have cancer? Will I have to lose my baby?
      • Can I breastfeed my baby if I have breast cancer?
      • I had breast cancer, but I have been successfully treated for it. Is it OK for me to get pregnant? Will this harm either me or my baby?
    • Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Breast cancer clinical trials are research programs designed to evaluate new medical treatments, drugs, or devices for the...learn more »
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      Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Article
      • What Is a Clinical Trial?
      • What Are the Different Types of Breast Cancer Clinical Trials?
      • What Are the Advantages of Participating in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
      • What Are the Disadvantages of Participating in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
      • Who Looks Out For Me if I Decide to Enroll in Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
      • What Happens if I Join a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
      • Who Can Participate In a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
      • What Is it Like To Participate in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
      • Important Questions to Ask Before Taking Part in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial

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