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  Breast Cancer Treatment - National Cancer Institute
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
Inflammatory breast cancer is an uncommon type of breast cancer in which the breast is warm, red, and swollen.
Breast tissue that is dense on a mammogram.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/patient   (857 words)

 MedlinePlus: Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives.
Symptoms of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in size or shape of the breast or discharge from a nipple.
Breast self-exam and mammography can help find breast cancer early when it is most treatable.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/breastcancer.html   (1239 words)

  Breast Reconstruction
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today.
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline.
Tissue may be taken from the abdomen and tunneled to the breast or surgically transplanted to form a new breast mound.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/BreastReconstruction.cfm   (2149 words)

  Breast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The development of a woman's breasts, during puberty, is caused by sex hormones, chiefly estrogen (This hormone has been demonstrated to cause the development of woman-like, enlarged breasts in men, a condition called gynecomastia, and is sometimes used deliberately for this effect in male-to-female sex reassignment surgery).
Virginal breast hypertrophy is a condition which involves excessive growth of the breasts during puberty, and in some cases the continued growth beyond the usual pubescent age.
Opinions on the exposure of breasts is often dependent on the place and context, and in some Western societies exposure of breasts on a beach may be considered acceptable, although in town centres, for example, it is usually considered indecent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Breast   (2341 words)

The reason for the increase in breast cancer incidence is not clearly understood, but may be explained, in part, by a 75 percent rise in use of mammography (MMWR, 1990), since much of the increase in invasive breast cancer has been for the lowest-stage tumors.
Studies of migrants who immigrate from low-incidence areas to high-incidence areas have found that the rates of breast cancer increase to that of the new country, reflecting changes in lifestyle and environmental factors, showing that international differences in rates are not due to genetic factors.
While many factors have been associated with the risk of breast cancer, most of the "established" risk factors for breast cancer are associated with only a moderate two to three times increased risk, suggesting that multiple factors may play a role in each woman's disease and that unrecognized factors may exist.
rex.nci.nih.gov /NCI_Pub_Interface/raterisk/risks120.html   (1350 words)

 Cancer Research UK : Breast cancer at a glance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The strongest risk factor for breast cancer (apart from gender) is age (the older you are, the higher your risk).
The NHS breast screening programme was set up in 1988 with the aim of reducing the death toll from breast cancer.
The two most common operations for breast cancer are lumpectomy (surgery to remove the lump and some of the surrounding tissue) and mastectomy (removal of the whole breast).
info.cancerresearchuk.org /cancerandresearch/cancers/breast   (1133 words)

 BREAST   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The diagnosis of breast problems can usually be done by taking a history from the patient and having a physical examination by one of our experienced breast surgeons.
This breast tissue is microscopically analyzed for suspicious cells using a technique similar to Pap smears.
Breast lumpectomy: This surgery involves removing the cancerous area of the breast plus a surrounding area of noncancerous breast tissue.
www.gsirichmond.com /brst.htm   (1320 words)

 Breast Self Exam (BSE)
Examining your breasts is an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it's most likely to be cured.
Breasts tend to have different "neighborhoods." The upper, outer area—near your armpit—tends to have the most prominent lumps and bumps.
Knowing how your breasts usually look and feel may also help you avoid needless biopsies—a procedure in which the doctor takes a small sample of breast tissue and examines it under a microscope.
www.breastcancer.org /symptoms/testing/self_exam/index.jsp   (656 words)

 Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants Information Web - by Nicole
This is a place for women to share experiences, opinions and information on saline breast implants and silicone gel breast implants, breast augmentation, breast enlargement, plastic surgery and recovery.
I have two small children and I had a breast augmentation surgery with saline breast implants in January of 1998 and recently had a revision to silicone breast implants.
This website is devoted to positive discussions about breast implants between women who have had a saline or silicone breast augmentation or are looking to undergo breast surgery with saline or silicone breast implants.
www.implantinfo.com   (735 words)

 The Breast And How It Works By MedicineNet.com
The breast refers generally to the front of the chest and medically specifically to the mammary gland.
The lobules in the breast are the glands that can produce milk in females (or rarely in males) given the appropriate hormonal stimulation.
The ducts exit from the breast at the nipple.
www.medicinenet.com /breast/article.htm   (368 words)

 Breast Cancer Information and Resources | Oncolink
The breast is a collection of glands and fatty tissue that lies between the skin and the chest wall.
Breast cancer happens when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control and can then invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women behind lung cancer.
cancer.med.upenn.edu /types/article.cfm?c=3&s=5&ss=33&id=8320   (3483 words)

 An Overview of Breast Cancer— information from WebMD
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer -- and is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 35 to 54.
Breast self-examination should be performed at the same time each month, three to five days after your menstrual period ends.
Stage 4 breast cancer is defined as a tumor, regardless of size, that has spread to places far away from the breast, such as bones, lungs, liver, brain or distant lymph nodes.
www.webmd.com /content/article/9/1662_52440.htm   (1640 words)

 Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, being responsible for almost 20 percent of all cancer deaths in women.
Others may feel a lump in the breast or notice abnormal discharge from the nipple, or feel thickness or swelling of the skin or nipple.
It is frequently diagnosed by a physician during a routine breast examination.
www.tirgan.com /brstcan.htm   (679 words)

 Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is cancer arising in breast tissue.
Although breast cancer is primarily a disease of women, about 1% of breast cancers occur in men.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of death by cancer in women, following only lung cancer.
www.emedicinehealth.com /breast_cancer/article_em.htm   (373 words)

 Breast cancer
Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast.
In fact, 77% of new cases and 84% of breast cancer deaths occur in women aged 50 and older.
The risk of breast cancer is clearly related to hormonal influences, but how these affect the disease and particularly types of the disease is not yet clear.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/000913.html   (760 words)

 Breast Cancer Resource Center - HealingWell.com
The goal of breast recongstruction after mastectomy is to replace not just the breast but any self-esteem or sense of femininity perceived to be lost.
Breast thermography is an unregulated diagnostic procedure which uses highly specialized infra red cameras to measure the heat coming from the body.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women who are pregnant or have just had a baby, occuring in about 1 in 3,000 pregnancies
www.healingwell.com /breastcancer   (527 words)

* Granulomatous lobular mastitis is confined to the breast lobules.
These analysis conclude that the risk of breast cancer would be cut by 2/3 in the developed world if women would just have as many babies and breastfeed for as long as do the women in the poor nations.
A majority of breast cancers arise in the outer quadrants, particularly the upper outer quadrant, and the left breast is slightly more often affected than the right one (because it's slightly larger naturally).
www.pathguy.com /lectures/breast.htm   (8617 words)

 Breast Cancer Information and Resources | Oncolink
Breast cancer happens when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control and can then invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women behind lung cancer.
A clinical breast exam is an exam done by a health professional to feel for lumps and look for changes in the size or shape of your breasts.
www.oncolink.org /types/article.cfm?c=3&s=5&ss=33&id=8320   (3483 words)

 U.S. breast cancer rates drop dramatically - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Breast cancer rates fell 7% in 2003, the year after millions of older women abandoned hormone-replacement therapy based on the findings of a government report.
With more than 200,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year, the rate drop suggests that about 14,000 fewer women were diagnosed with the disease in 2003, according to the study.
The sharp drop is all the more striking, Berry says, because the breast cancer rate had actually grown 30% from 1975 to 2000.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2006-12-14-breast-cancer_x.htm   (494 words)

 Breast Enhancement | Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants
Breast implants can serve one or more of a number of purposes; breast cancer victims can use breast implants for reconstructive purposes after mastectomy, or women with asymmetrical breasts may use a single breast implant to balance the difference in size.
Breast enlargement is proving to enrich womens' lives and restore their self confidence.
Breast implant costs average between $5,000 and $8,000 per procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
www.ebreastaug.com   (958 words)

 Breast Enhancement, Natural Solution to breast augmentation or implants - BountifulBreast
Women who feel they were born with breasts that are too small for their body.
Women who have breast implants but need more breast tissue covering their breast implants.
Breast size is comprised of fatty tissue stored in the connective tissues of the breasts.
www.bountifulbreast.com   (417 words)

Nipple inversion: associated with large, pendulous breasts; interferes with nursing, may be confused with cancer
Breast aspiration fluid CEA concentration and the methylation of the APC gene promoter 1A and the promoter region of the cyclin D2 gene may be helpful in determining malignancy in initial study (
Benign metaplasia is either secondary to chronic breast lesions (fibroadenomas or phyllodes tumors), primary and associated with mesenchymal disorders or heterotopic and called fasciitis ossificans (resembling myositis ossificans)
www.pathologyoutlines.com /breast.html   (2868 words)

 Breast Implants - Breast Implants Home Page
Breast implants are medical devices that typically consist of a silicone elastomer shell filled with saline or silicone gel.
They are intended for women who are seeking breast augmentation (cosmetic) or breast reconstruction.
There is information related to both approved breast implants and investigational (under study for safety and effectiveness) breast implants.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/breastimplants   (132 words)

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