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    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Fibrocystic Breast Condition Fibrocystic breast condition (sometimes called fibrocystic breast disease) is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort...learn more »
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      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?
    • 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 »
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      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
      • 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?
    • Gynecomastia Gynecomastia, an enlargement of the gland tissue in the male breast is the caused by an imbalance of hormones. Certain medical...learn more »
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      Gynecomastia Article
      • Gynecomastia Facts
      • What is gynecomastia?
      • What causes gynecomastia?
      • What are the risk factors for gynecomastia?
      • What are the symptoms of gynecomastia?
      • When should I call the doctor about gynecomastia?
      • How is gynecomastia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for gynecomastia?
      • Surgical treatments
      • What are the complications of gynecomastia?
      • Can gynecomastia be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for gynecomastia?
    • Male Breast Cancer Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancers, and most cases are found in men between the ages of 60 and 70. A man's...learn more »
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      Male Breast Cancer Article
      • Male breast cancer facts
      • What is male breast cancer?
      • How common is male breast cancer?
      • What are causes and risk factors of male breast cancer?
      • What are the different types of male breast cancer?
      • What are male breast cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is male breast cancer diagnosed?
      • What is staging of male breast cancer?
      • What is the treatment for male breast cancer?
      • What is the outcome (prognosis) of male breast cancer?
    • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second most common cause of cancer death in women in the U.S. Symptoms...learn more »
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      Breast Cancer Article
      • Breast cancer facts
      • What is breast cancer?
      • What are the different types of breast cancer?
      • What causes breast cancer?
      • What are breast cancer risk factors?
      • What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is breast cancer diagnosed?
      • How is breast cancer staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for breast cancer?
      • What is the prognosis of breast cancer?
      • Can breast cancer be prevented?
      • What research is being done on breast cancer? Should I participate in a clinical trial?
      • I may have breast cancer. What questions should I ask my doctor?
      • Is the doctor sure I have breast cancer?
      • What type of breast cancer do I have?
      • What difference does a precise diagnosis make?
      • What has been done to exclude cancer in other areas of the same breast or in my other breast?
      • What type of medical team do I need for the most accurate diagnosis?
      • Is my family history relevant to my breast cancer diagnosis?
      • What other studies should be done on my tissue biopsy?
      • How urgent is it that I make decisions and begin treatment?
      • Should I stop taking postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT)?
      • Even though my breast tumor does not have hormone receptors, should I take tamoxifen to reduce the risk of a new tumor?
      • I have a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of localized cancer. Why have I been advised to have a mastectomy when other women with invasive cancer have lumpectomies?
      • Should I start chemotherapy before surgery?
      • If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
      • Should my lymph nodes be removed?
      • What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy and what are its benefits and risks?
      • Are there any other questions I should ask my doctor?
    • Paget Disease of the Breast Paget's disease is a rare form of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and frequently coexists with breast cancer. The exact...learn more »
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      Paget Disease of the Breast Article
      • Paget disease of the breast key points
      • What is Paget disease of the breast?
      • Who gets Paget disease of the breast?
      • What causes Paget disease of the breast?
      • What are the symptoms of Paget disease of the breast?
      • How is Paget disease of the breast diagnosed?
      • How is Paget disease of the breast treated?
      • What is the prognosis for people with Paget disease of the breast?
      • What research studies are under way on Paget disease of the breast?

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