Breast Cancer (Facts, Stages) Index

Featured: Breast Cancer Main Article

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.


    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Swollen Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes help the body's immune system fight infections. Causes of swollen lymph nodes (glands) may include infection (viral,...learn more »
    • Pleurisy (Pleuritis) Pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining around the lungs, is associated with sharp chest pain upon breathing in. Cough, chest...learn more »
    • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) Systemic lupus erythematosus is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of body tissues caused by autoimmune disease....learn more »
      In This Article
      Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) Article
      • Systemic lupus erythematosus facts
      • What is systemic lupus erythematosus? What are the types of lupus?
      • What are risk factors and causes of systemic lupus erythematosus? Is lupus contagious? Is lupus hereditary?
      • What is drug-induced lupus?
      • What are lupus symptoms and signs?
      • How is systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for systemic lupus?
      • Is there a systemic lupus erythematosus diet?
      • How can a lupus patient help prevent disease activity (flares)?
      • How can systemic lupus erythematosus affect pregnancy or the newborn?
      • What specialties of doctors treat lupus?
      • What is the prognosis of lupus? What does the future hold for people with systemic lupus?
      • Where can one get more information about systemic lupus erythematosus?
    • Breast Lumps (In Women) Breast lumps in women can have a variety of causes such as breast inflammation, infection, injuries, cancer, and non-cancerous...learn more »
      In This Article
      Breast Lumps (In Women) Article
      • Breast lumps facts
      • What are causes of breast lumps?
      • Infections that cause breast lumps
      • Injuries that cause breast lumps
      • Non-cancerous growths that cause breast lumps
      • What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
      • What determines breast cancer risk?
      • How are breast lumps evaluated?
      • How can a woman be certain that a lump is not cancer?
      • How are breast lumps treated?
    • Fibrocystic Breast Condition Fibrocystic breast condition (sometimes called fibrocystic breast disease) is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort...learn more »
      In This Article
      Fibrocystic Breast Condition Article
      • Fibrocystic breast condition facts
      • What are fibrocystic breasts?
      • Is there a difference between fibrocystic breast condition and fibrocystic breast disease?
      • What causes fibrocystic breasts?
      • What are the symptoms of fibrocystic breast condition?
      • Which women are more likely to develop fibrocystic breast condition?
      • Can fibrocystic breast condition affect just one breast?
      • Why is it important to diagnosis fibrocystic breasts?
      • How is fibrocystic breast condition diagnosed?
      • Is there more than one type of fibrocystic breast condition?
      • Why can fibrocystic breast condition be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer?
      • Why don't all women with fibrocystic breast condition have breast biopsies?
      • What is the recommended follow-up for women with fibrocystic breast condition?
      • How is the risk of breast cancer in fibrocystic breast condition patients calculated?
      • What are the treatments for fibrocystic breast condition?
      • Are there any dietary or life style factors associated with fibrocystic breast condition?
    • Lymphedema Lymphedema is a condition in which one or more extremities become swollen as the result of an impaired flow of the lymphatic...learn more »
      In This Article
      Lymphedema Article
      • Lymphedema facts
      • What is lymphedema?
      • What does lymphedema look like (pictures)?
      • What causes lymphedema?
      • What are the symptoms of lymphedema?
      • How is lymphedema diagnosed?
      • What are possible treatments for lymphedema?
      • What are complications of lymphedema?
      • Can lymphedema be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for lymphedema?
      • Where can one get help and support for lymphedema?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on

Terms related to Breast Cancer (Facts, Stages):

  • Cancer Of The Breast
  • Cancer, Inflammatory Breast
  • Cystosarcoma Phyllodes