Posts Tagged: breast cancer

What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer. It is also known as stage 4 breast cancer, meaning cancer cells have spread outside of the breast area into your bones, brain, liver or lungs. The cells spread throughout the body via blood vessels. There are varying symptoms of breast cancer, which are…
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Preparing for your breast biopsy

When your doctor schedules you for a breast biopsy, it can create feelings of fear, worry, intimidation or stress. It is natural to be nervous about any medical procedure. However, as much as a breast biopsy helps to diagnose cancer, it also helps rule it out. Having a biopsy does not necessarily indicate a cancer…
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Types of breast biopsy procedures

There are several types of breast biopsy options available to patients. Fine needle aspiration biopsy and cyst aspiration Cyst aspiration and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) use a very thin needle attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of fluid (cyst aspiration) or tissue (FNAB) from the suspicious area. After numbing the breast,…
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Let’s talk about breast cancer

Second to lung cancer, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women. According to the American Cancer Society, there is a one in 38 chance that a woman will die from breast cancer each year. Breast cancer begins like any other cancer with cells beginning to grow out of control and…
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When should I get a mammogram?

The goal of screening for breast cancer is to find it BEFORE symptoms begin (such as a lump). The earlier cancer is detected, the more likely a tumor will be smaller and more confined to the breast. This means treatment is likely to be more successful and survival rates will be higher. The American College…
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