Articles & Resources

Have questions about mammograms, breast cancer, and other women's health issues? Take a look through our articles and resources section to find answers.

How to Check for Breast Cancer

How to Check for Breast Cancer: Know Your Breasts It’s important to know how your breasts normally look and feel so you’ll be able to notice any changes. Breast size and shape Nipple size and shape Color and texture of

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What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when breast cells grow out of control. Cells in the body are in a constant process of growth, division, and death. Cancer occurs in any part of the body when cells grow and divide rapidly, but do

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Male Breast Cancer Symptoms

Male Breast Cancer Symptoms  Male breast cancer symptoms are often ignored because many people believe that men can’t get breast cancer. Men and women both have breast tissue, but the vast majority of men lack the hormones that cause the

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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Chemotherapy is one treatment option for breast cancer. Chemotherapy may be given intravenously or by mouth. It works by traveling through the bloodstream to kill cancer cells in most parts of the body, not just in

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What age should you get a mammogram?

An annual screening mammogram is recommended for all women beginning at age 40. This recommendation is supported by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), and the breast imaging experts at The Breast Center of

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What is a diagnostic mammogram?

A diagnostic mammogram is used to evaluate a specific area of breast tissue in detail. How is a diagnostic mammogram different from an annual screening mammogram? An annual screening mammogram takes images of the entire breast to screen for breast

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I Found a Lump Under My Armpit, What Now?

If you’ve found a lump under your armpit, it is important to contact your doctor. While it could potentially indicate cancer is present, it is far more likely to be a benign condition like an infection, allergy, or a cyst.

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Nipple Discharge: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nipple discharge—which may be clear, yellow, white, green, or bloody—is most often caused by a benign (non-cancerous) condition. However, it is important to talk to your doctor if you notice any type of nipple discharge. Possible Causes of Nipple Discharge

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Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC), also sometimes called Infiltrative Ductal Carcinoma, is the most common type of breast cancer accounting for about 80% of all breast cancer cases. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma begins in the milk ducts and spreads to surrounding tissues.

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple negative breast cancer is somewhat common—with about 10-20% of breast cancers diagnosed as triple negative. While many types of breast cancer affect women age 60 or over, triple negative breast cancer is more common among younger women under age

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How is breast cancer treated?

Breast cancer is treated with many different types of medications and procedures depending on your unique needs. When deciding on a breast cancer treatment plan for you, your doctor will consider the stage and grade of your cancer and your individual

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