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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: When Is It Indicated and What to Expect?

Chemotherapy for breast cancer is one of the most often prescribed treatments for the disease. Chemotherapy (chemo here is “chemical”) is a treatment consisting of certain drugs administered to kill cells that rapidly divide. It is systemic therapy and affects not only the cancer cells that divide rapidly but also other cells of the body […]

Breast Cancer Staging

Different Types of Breast Cancer Staging and How It Affects Prognosis

There are two principal methods of breast cancer staging. The first system of staging speaks of Stages 0 through IV which indicate the size and the invasiveness of the tumor and also whether the cancer is present in the lymph nodes or if it has spread to parts of the body other than the breast. […]

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer – What to Expect

If you are contemplating radiation therapy for breast cancer you know that the radiotherapy is an attempt to try and kill off cancer cells that could still linger even after surgical removal of a tumor. You are also likely to have some apprehensions about the treatment and about how well you will tolerate it. Apprehensions […]

Breast Implant and Cancer

Breast Implant and Cancer Detection

Complications arising from breast enlargement surgery are relatively uncommon, but the procedure is by no means without risk. One of the most pressing concerns of breast augmentation patients is cancer: not in the context of cancer developing from implants, but in respect to implants affecting the chances of cancer being detected. Thus, some prospective patients are […]

Soy for Breast Cancer

Soy Consumption Decreases the Effect of Breast Cancer

Various studies showed that consumption of soy products have various health benefits, particularly for women. Soy foods and their components have cancer-inhibitory effects on breast cancer. High soy intake during teenage years can reduce the risk of breast cancer in a woman’s maturity years. Soy foods are high in phytoestrogens, isoflavones, which contain two major […]

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Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Cytotoxic chemotherapy is one of the chemotherapeutic methods that affect the cancerous cells. Cytotoxic agents can actively separate your body’s cells, which again treat the cancerous cells. It is recognized as one of the most important methods of cancer treatments in the world. The other method to treat cancer is by using cytotoxicity of some […]

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Wearing a Bra – What Does It have to Do with Breast Cancer?

There is often the view expressed that wearing a bra can increase one’s breast cancer risk – for this, there is an oft cited study of Singer and Grismaijer, who claimed that lymphatic flow of the breast was impaired or restricted by wearing bras, and hence that wearing one on a regular basis increased a […]

gene breast cancer

Gene Breast Cancer Among Women

Females, who have a family history of breast cancer, should be very careful as they are prone to gene breast cancer. Genes BCRA1 and BCRA2 are the ones responsible for this transfusion. It is very common for women to acquire breast cancer especially if it is in their bloodline. The genes named above are present […]