Breast Cancer in Women


What is breast cancer? Breast cancer starts in the tissue or ducts of the breast. Breast cancer cells may spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver, lung, and brain.

What increases my risk for breast cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

How is breast cancer diagnosed? Your healthcare provider will feel for lumps in your breast. You will also have a mammogram. This is an x-ray of your breasts, and can help find lumps that are too small to feel during a breast exam. You may need the following tests:

How is breast cancer treated?

What can I do to manage my breast cancer?

Call 911 for any of the following:

When should I contact my oncologist?


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