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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and a family history of breast cancer is therefore not unusual. There are hereditary syndromes in which a genetic predisposition increases the likelihood of developing breast and other cancers. Read this article to learn more.
Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer
All women and some men are at risk of developing breast cancer. There are medications available to prevent breast cancer but these should only be prescribed to those who are at high risk. Read this article to learn more about these medications.
Breast Cancer Prevention
Approximately 1 of 9 women will develop breast cancer in her life time. Certain women are at higher risk than others. What are the factors that place some women at increased risk? Is there anything that can be done to prevent breast cancer? Read this article to learn more.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening consists of self-breast examination, clinical examination by a physician and routine imaging, usually with mammography. Read this article to learn about the recommended screening intervals for women at average risk of developing breast cancer.
Atypical Hyperplasia and Other Breast Lesions
Breast cancer doesn’t just appear suddenly but gradually develops over time. Detecting breast tissue in the precancerous stages provides an opportunity to prevent cancer. Read this article to learn more.
Proliferative Breast Disorders
Certain breast disorders are associated with a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer. Read this article to learn more about these disorders and what should be done if you have this problem.
Benign Breast Disorders
Breast lesions or changes can be an incidental finding on breast imaging or detected on self-breast exam. The first question that pops into a woman’s head is: “Is this breast cancer?” The answer is usually no! Read this article to learn what could cause these problems.
Evaluating Your Breast
Breast pain, lumps or changes in the appearance of the breast can be an indication of a problem. This creates distress and some women are uncertain what to do. Some problems should prompt an immediate attention while others can be monitored. Read this article to learn more.
Breast problems are a common complaint of reproductive aged women. These findings produce a great deal of distress since most women immediately worry about cancer. However, the majority of breast problems are non-cancerous or benign. Read this article to learn more about these problems.
Permanent sterilization is a method of contraception that should be considered by women who have completed their childbearing. But all methods are not created equal. This article discusses the different methods and the associated risks.
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