Archive for the 'Breast-Cancer' Category

Dealing With the Fear of Breast Cancer

By Vickie Hull Every year when I go for my annual mammogram, I hold my breath. Will this be my year to be diagnosed? I’m not just being paranoid. You see, my mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times. She’s had more cancers than breasts! Both my grandmothers had breast cancer. So did […]

Mammograms Do Save Lives! Part 3

By Lou Barron A Mammogram is the only exam to show early stage Breast Cancer. Other exams such as Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and MRI are done after a Breast Mass is found. Let’s say you were ‘called back’ after your Mammogram for micro-calcifications. The additional views appear suspicious. What’s next? One of two things will […]

Mammograms Do Save Lives! Part 2

By Lou Barron Mammography is the only exam to show early stage Breast Cancer. Other exams like MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine are done after a breast mass is formed. Early stage Breast Cancer is in the form of micro-calcifications. Suspicious characteristics are sharp edged calcifications that seem to form a pattern. If your Mammogram […]

Mammograms Do Save Lives! Part 1

By Lou Barron I specialized in Mammography for 25 years. This exam is possibly the most hated by women. Unfortunately, it’s all we have for now. It’s the only exam that will detect early stage Breast Cancer. Many patients experience pain and discomfort from the compression of the breast, but firm compression is most important. […]

Giving Consideration to Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)

By MC Ezzia Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is an uncommon but aggressive kind of breast cancer that grows speedily, making the affected breast red, swollen and tender. It’s a locally advanced cancer, signifying it has extended from its point of origin to neighboring tissue and perhaps to nearby lymph nodes. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) could […]

What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Breast

By Raymond Edeh Breast cancer or cancer of the breast is characteristically a lump in the breast. This disease affects both man and women. But it affects more women than men because of the sexual and reproductive nature of women. It is the second most common type of cancer worldwide after lung cancer. It is […]

Early Symptoms of Breast Cancer

By Charlene Nuble The reason why many breast cancer patients detect their health condition too late is because they can’t feel any pain. As it becomes worse, some of the symptoms of breast cancer become apparent. If the symptoms are too obvious, you need to consult a doctor right away. Several tests are conducted to […]

Should You Have a Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer?

By James S. Pendergraft Modern women always have a fear of breast cancer. Whilst average woman has around 12% risk of getting affected with breast cancer, others have 85% chance of getting their life troubled with this menace. For women with high risk of breast cancer, fear is very much real, and most of them […]

Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis Breast Cancer

By Bikash Kalita Causes of Breast Cancer The risk increases with your age. It may also be hereditary. At some point of time 1 in 10 women develop breast cancer. The chance of developing it increases after menopause. If you had early puberty or late menopause, you had your first child after your age touched […]

Identifying Breast Cancer Stages For a Proper Treatment

By MC Ezzia Cancer stages are established on the size of the tumor, whether the cancer is invasive or non-invasive, whether lymph nodes are involved, and whether the cancer has extended outside the breast. The intention of the coordination of stages is to assist organize the various factors and a number of the personality characteristics […]