Paget's disease of the breast, also known as Paget's disease of the nipple, is a condition that outwardly may have the appearance of eczema - with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. Symptoms Usually only affecting one nipple, there may be redness, oozing and crusting, and a sore that does not heal. Causes Paget's disease is caused by breast cancer and is present in about 2% of all breast cancers. It typically results when malignant cells from an underlying carcinoma that ...
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Menopause: Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer
... Menopause itself is not associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. However, the rates of many cancers, including breast cancer, do increase with age. In addition, some of the drugs used t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer and the Internet
... Over the past several years, the Internet has become an important resource for information gathering. This exciting new technology has enormous potential to inform and educate the public about health ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Cancer Answers: Massage for Breast Cancer Patients, Coping With Cancer Recurrence
... When you or someone you love has cancer, you want answers to all your questions – big or small. The Cleveland Clinic’s "Cancer Answer Line" is a toll-free hotline staffed by registered nurs...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer: An Overview
... What is breast cancer? Cells in the body normally divide (reproduce) only when new cells are needed. Sometimes, cells in a part of the body grow and divide out of control, which creates a mass of tiss...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Anatomy of the Breast
... Each breast has 15 to 20 sections, or lobes, that surround the nipple, like spokes on a wheel. Inside these lobes are smaller lobes, called lobules. At the end of each lobule are tiny "bulbs"...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer in Men
... Men don''t have breasts. How can they get breast cancer? Even though men do not have breasts like women, they do have a small amount of breast tissue. In fact, the "breasts" of an adult man ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer in Young Women
... Younger women generally do not consider themselves to be at risk for breast cancer. Only 5 percent of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years old. However, breast cancer can strike at an...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
... Breast cancer is the most common cancer in pregnant women and tends to affect women in their mid-thirties. Although only about 1 in every 1,000 pregnant women get breast cancer, the disease can be dev...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer Reference List
... CD-Rom The Breast Cancer Lighthouse Gold Standard Multimedia, Inc., Michigan State University To order: 1-800-375-0943 Books A Breast Cancer Journey By Experts at the American Cancer Society American ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer Resources
... American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Network 1599 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 1-800-227-2345 or (404) 320-3333 www2.cancer.org/bcn Best Web Sites on Breast Cancer http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/`...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic Breast Program: Why We’re Different
... The Cleveland Clinic Breast Program is different and special because it follows the Cleveland Clinic multidisciplinary approach to medical care. The program serves as a centerpiece; a glowing example ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Beating Breast Cancer Involves Understanding the Treatment Options
... As much as a woman tries to brace herself for the news, a diagnosis of breast cancer can be traumatic. And at the very time a woman needs to be clearheaded, there may be only fog. Not surprisingly, it...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment
... Breast cancer affects 180,000 women each year, and 46,000 of them die from this disease. Unfortunately, advanced or metastatic breast cancer is not curable. Therefore, emphasis must be directed toward...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer Q&A: Cancer Pain
... I have metastatic breast cancer and often have a lot of pain. Is there any way I can manage this pain? You are not alone; about 90 percent of patients with advanced cancer say pain is the most distres...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer: Hormonal Therapy (Q&A)
... What is hormonal therapy for breast cancer? If lab tests show that your tumor depended on your natural hormones to grow, it will be called estrogen-receptor-positive or progesterone-receptor-positive....
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer: Recurrence
... When and where do recurrences occur? Breast cancer can recur at any time, but most recurrences occur in the first three to five years after initial treatment. Breast cancer can come back as a local re...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer: Glossary
... Adjuvant therapy - treatment provided in addition to the primary treatment Anemia - a condition which occurs when there is not enough hemoglobin in a person’s blood. Hemoglobin is a substance in the r...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer: Local Treatment Options
... What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is defined by an abnormal increase in the number of cells within the milk ducts and lobules of the breast. Eventually these abnormal (cancer) cells can break out o...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Examination After Treatment for Breast Cancer
... After treatment for breast cancer, it is especially important for a woman to continue to do a monthly breast examination. Regular examinations will help you detect local recurrences. Early signs of re...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Reconstruction Using Implants and Information on Breast Implant Safety
... Considering breast reconstructionNew medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that closely resembles a natural breast. Reconstruction is frequently possible...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
... What is chemotherapy? In cancer treatment, chemotherapy refers to the use of drugs whose main effect is either to kill or slow the growth of rapidly multiplying cells. Chemotherapy often often include...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Composite Breast Reconstruction: Combining Implants and the Patient''s Own Tissue
... Reconstructive plastic surgery for breast cancer is performed to replace skin, breast tissue and the nipple-areolar complex removed during mastectomy. In general, the nipple-areolar complex is removed...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Exploring Reconstructive Breast Surgery Without Implants
... Implant-free options for breast reconstructionAfter undergoing a mastectomy, a woman may choose to have her breast reconstructed using her own body tissue through what is commonly known as a flap proc...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Follow-Up Care After Breast Cancer Surgery
... Please note: These are general guidelines and may not be applicable to every patient. Always follow your doctor’s specific instructions for care after surgery. Drain careYou may be discharged from the...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Questions to Ask Your Doctor
... If you need a biopsy: What type of biopsy will be performed and why? How long will the biopsy procedure take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt? How soon will I know the results? If I do have cancer, who ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
... What is radiation therapy?Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses high levels of radiation to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing — while minimizing damage to he...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Breast cancer is the illness that many women fear most, though they''re more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than they are of all forms of cancer combined. Still, breast cancer is second only ...
Source: MayoClinic

Proteomics Research Aids Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
... A new technique may allow physicians to monitor patients' responses to molecularly targeted drugs, according to researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Food and Drug Administr...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
... Few data exist on the outcomes of interventions to reduce risk in people with a genetic susceptibility to breast or ovarian cancer. As a result, recommendations for management are primarily based on e...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
... The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Edito...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Treatment
... In inflammatory breast cancer, the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin. The skin of the breast may al...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Prevention
... The breast consists of lobes, lobules, and bulbs that are connected by ducts. The breast also contains blood and lymph vessels. These lymph vessels lead to structures that are called lymph nodes. Clus...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Screening
... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Donor Immune Cells Attack Metastatic Breast Cancer
... In patients with metastatic breast cancer, immune cells from a genetically matched donor can attack and shrink tumors, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced today at the Annua...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Scientists Estimate Probability of Death From Breast Cancer and Other Causes Following Diagnosis
... Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, or at an advanced stage at any age, are more likely to die from the disease than from all other causes of death combined, according to a new ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Study Finds Immune Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Possible
... Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health, have found promising evidence that immune cell transplant therapy can help shrink tumors in patients with ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Breast cancer
... Breast cancer is a malignancy of the breast, usually involving the ductal or lobular tissues (the tissues involved in milk production). A small percentage of breast cancers tend to cluster in families...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Male Breast Cancer Treatment
... After breast cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body. This process is called staging. The information gathered...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Screening
... Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Treatment; Male Breast Cancer Treatment; and Breast Cancer and Pregnancy Treatment are also available. Ductal carcinoma in si...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Treatment
... In inflammatory breast cancer, the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin. The skin of the breast may al...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
... The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Edito...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer: Better Treatments Save More Lives
... by Carol Lewis Two different women. The same deadly disease. One thought she couldn't get it. The other was told she didn't have it. Both opinions were wrong. In 1994, one week before turning ...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Male Breast Cancer Treatment
... Male breast cancer is rare. Less than 1% of all breast carcinomas occur in men.[1] The mean age at diagnosis is between 60 and 70, although men of all ages can be affected with the disease. Predisposi...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Mammograms
... A mammogram is a test that is done to look for any abnormalities, or problems, with a woman's breasts. The test uses a special x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recor...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
... Breast cancer is the most common cancer in pregnant and postpartum women, occurring in about 1 in 3,000 pregnant women. The average patient is between 32 to 38 years of age and, with many women choosi...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer
... It seems like we've all been affected by breast cancer at some point in our lives, whether we have had it, or have had a family member or friend who's battled it. Every woman has a chance of g...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Early Stage Breast Cancer
... A "tumor" is an abnormal growth that can be "benign" or "malignant." Benign breast tumors do not threaten life and do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant bre...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Breast Cancer Treatment
... In inflammatory breast cancer, the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm. The redness and warmth occur because the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin. The skin of the breast may al...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Treatment
... Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Breast Cancer; Screening for Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer and Pregnancy Treatment; and Male Breast Cancer Treatment are also available. Note: Estimated ne...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Prevention
... Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Screening for Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Treatment; Male Breast Cancer Treatment; Breast Cancer and Pregnancy Treatment; and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening a...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Screening
... Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time sym...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Screening
... Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Treatment; Male Breast Cancer Treatment; and Breast Cancer and Pregnancy Treatment are also available. Ductal carcinoma in si...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Prevention
... Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Screening for Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Treatment; Male Breast Cancer Treatment; Breast Cancer and Pregnancy Treatment; and Levels of Evidence for Cancer Screening a...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Prevention
... The breast consists of lobes, lobules, and bulbs that are connected by ducts. The breast also contains blood and lymph vessels. These lymph vessels lead to structures that are called lymph nodes. Clus...
Source: National Cancer Institute