You have a lump or some other change in your breast. Most breast lumps or other changes are not cancer. However, to be sure, your doctor tells you that a biopsy must be done. What is a Biopsy?
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Breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the breast. Normally, the cells of the breast divide in a regulated manner.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. The drugs enter the bloodstream and travel through the body in order to kill cancer cells.
Your doctor will discuss your medical history, including any family history of breast cancer.
Certain lifestyle changes may help you manage your cancer and are important for overall quality of health.
The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below.
Biological and Hormonal therapies are the other accepted direct therapies for breast cancer. Each still carry significant sideeffects and risks, but are easier on your body than chemotherapy.
There are several forms of radiation therapy that can be used to treat cancer. These include:
It is possible to develop breast cancer with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing breast cancer.