Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatments

Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Your doctor will discuss your medical history, including any family history of breast cancer. Your breasts will be examined for characteristic symptoms, including lumps or thickening, nipple discharge or inversion, redness or changes in the skin or contour of the breast. If breast cancer is suspected, the following tests will be performed:

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Treatments for Breast Cancer

The treatment and management of breast cancer may include medications, lifestyle changes, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy, or surgery.

The goals of treatment are to kill the cancer cells and prevent tumors from recurring in the same (or other) locations.

Breast Cancer Treatments involve the following:

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Videos of Breast Procedures for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer

Breast Cancer Video

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Breast Cancer

A woman’s breasts are made up of glands, fat, and fibrous tissue. For reasons that are not entirely clear, the breast tissue in many women develops a dense, irregular, and bumpy consistency known as fibrocystic disease. This noncancerous condition can affect one breast more than the other. A cancerous tumor can also cause changes in the size or shape of the breast, or cause the skin to dimple or look like an orange peel. Any changes in the appearance of the breast should be checked by a health care practitioner.