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Breast Cancer: Identifying Common Types of Breast Lumps

Finding a lump in your breast is one of the scariest moments for any woman. Finding a lump does not mean you have breast cancer, as the majority of breast lumps are benign. Below are the most common types of breast lumps....(more)

Tumors and Masses: The Truth About Breast Abnormalities

Self examination of your breast is best for early detection of breast abnormalities. Breast self examinations should be done monthly, and professional examinations should be done yearly. Although most lumps are benign, always make an appointment to see your physician if you find a lump in your breast....(more)

How Your Breast Tumor Size Affects Treatment Options

Early cancer detection means more options in terms of treatment and a better chance of survival. Simply finding a tumor is the first step in a long process that involves a great deal of discovery and discussion....(more)

Benign Breast Lumps: What Is Fibroadenoma?

If you are a woman who has sought medical advice due to a breast lump, you may receive a diagnosis of fibroadenoma. In that case, you are sure to wonder, "What is fibroadenoma?" Following are the answers to the questions you probably have....(more)


Not All Breast Cancer Survivors are Women

Many men are not aware of the existence of male breast cancer. Still, most of the few men who know about male breast cancer do not think it can affect them. However, male breast cancer survivors encourage other men to get tested as early as possible in order to commence treatment in case they are found to have it. A look at the positive and negative factors around male breast cancer can motivate male victims to take timely therapeutic measures in order to enhance their chances of surviving the condition....(more)

Positive Outlook: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Survival Rates

One of the common forms of breast cancer is invasive or infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) accounting for almost 80 percent of all breast cancers. The cancer is invasive, which means it is capable of spreading to the surrounding breast tissues, after originating in the lining of milk ducts, hence ductal. Cancer that begins in the skin or tissues covering internal organs is termed carcinoma. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma prognosis is based on individual molecular markers and other prognostic factors, such as assessment and staging of the tumor by the physician. With early detection and new, improved treatments, survival rates are up, with a five-year survival rate for 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer and 10-year survival rate for 88 percent women....(more)

Mammogram Image Analysis

A Mammogram Image Analysis, often just called a mammogram, is a screening test that is done on women to determine if they have any lumps or growths that could be breast cancer. A mammogram should be done once a year for women over the age of 30, or 35 if they have no risk factors. For a woman with risk factors, she should talk to her doctor about what age would be best to start routine mammograms. If a woman doesn't have a doctor, using other resources available, such as clinics, can be helpful in diagnosing breast cancer early....(more)

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Spread Of Breast Cancer Halted In Mice

Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells from the original tumor to other tissues and organs in the body. Metastasis is the most common cause of death in women with breast cancer. Fortunately, scientists at Johns Hopkins have recently discovered a way to prevent breast cancer metastasis in mice....(more)

The Relationship Between Antibiotic Use And Breast Cancer Risk

Most studies examining the relationship between antibiotic use and breast cancer risk have found a positive correlation between the two; however, the reasons for this remain unclear. Antibiotics are known to increase the growth and weight of livestock, and are given explicitly for this purpose....(more)

New Drug Shows Promise In Slowing The Growth Of Some Forms Of Metastatic Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer is 22%. Thus, new drugs are desperately needed to slow the growth of tumors in women with advanced disease. Dasatinib is one that shows promise in doing just that....(more)

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Kathleen T. Ruddy

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Dr. Kathleen Ruddy is an internationally recognized breast cancer surgeon trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is Founder and President of the Breast Health & Healing Foundation (501c3), the only philanthropy whose mission is the "Pure Cure" - breast cancer prevention. Dr. Ruddy is especially interested in research on... Read More

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