Breast Cancer Follow-Up Self-Exam Center

A breast cancer follow-up self-exam is a test that may help a woman detect a recurrence of the disease. A woman should perform a monthly self-exam of both breasts as well as attend scheduled follow-up appointments to detect any breast cancer recurrence early. Lymph node involvement, tumor size, hormone receptor status, histologic grade, nuclear grade, and oncogene expression help determine the likelihood of a recurrence. Read more: Breast Cancer Follow-Up Self-Exam Article

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A lump in the breast is almost always cancer. See Answer

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