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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Arimidex, Femara and Aromasin
... There is a new group of drugs that is being recommended for use in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer. The drugs, Arimidex (anastrozole) and Femara (letrozole), are called aromatase inhi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Lymphedema
... The lymphatic system helps coordinate the immune system''s function to protect the body from foreign substances and includes an extensive network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. Here''s how the lymp...
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Overview of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
... Reconstructive plastic surgery for breast cancer is performed to replace skin, breast tissue, and the nipple removed during mastectomy. The amount of missing tissue varies with each mastectomy. Factor...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer Questions and Answers: Timing of Reconstruction
... What are my options if I decide not to have immediate breast reconstruction after my mastectomy? After your mastectomy, you may choose to wear external breast forms or pads or make no attempt to alter...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breast Cancer Surgery
... Breast-sparing techniques The Cleveland Clinic pioneered the concept of "breast sparing" surgery more than 40 years ago. Since then, our legacy of excellence in breast cancer surgery—as well...
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New Mastectomy Technique Preserves Normal Breast Appearance
... Cleveland Clinic physicians have developed a new mastectomy technique that leaves the nipple intact, allowing for a more natural-looking breast reconstruction. "The response that we are getting f...
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Preventive Breast Cancer Surgery
... In hopes of avoiding cancer, some high-risk women elect to have both breasts surgically removed, a procedure called bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. The surgery would remove all breast tissue which ...
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Study Finds Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Is A Reasonable Option For Some Women
... Research conducted at The Cleveland Clinic is challenging the long-held belief that nipple-sparing surgery is not a reasonable option for women undergoing total breast removal. Clinic researchers conc...
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Anastrozole (Arimidex)
... Common brand name: Arimidex Why is this drug prescribed? Anastrozole is a hormonal treatment used to treat breast cancer. Anastrozole lowers serum estrogen levels and is commonly used in postmenopausa...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need to Know About Tamoxifen
... Common brand name: Nolvadex Why is this drug prescribed? Tamoxifen is an antiestrogen drug that blocks the effect of the hormone estrogen. It may be used to treat breast cancer in men or women or to r...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer
... What is tamoxifen? Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is a medication in pill form that has been used for 25 years to treat breast cancer in women and men. Tamoxifen is one of the most common hormonal therapy drugs...
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Treatment
... A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most difficult experiences you can face. In addition to coping with a life-threatening illness, you must make complex decisions about treatment. In most case...
Source: MayoClinic

Suggestions for Long Term Breast Health
... Eat as many fresh, lightly cooked vegetables as you wish. Go easy on spicy, sweet, or greasy foods Avoid overeating. This stagnates the stomach qi - the stomach channel irrigates the breast tissue. St...
Source: HealthWorld

Breast Cancer & Breast Self-Exam
... Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, accounting for 30% of cancers women get. Each year, there are approximately 180,000 new cases of breast cancer and 45,000 deaths from it. O...
Source: HealthWorld

Women''s Health: Breast Lumps, Cancer & Self-Exam
... Breast Lumps Feeling a lump or lumps in your breast(s) can be scary. For a lot of women, the first thought is cancer. The good news is that most breast lumps, 80-90%, are not cancerous. They are usual...
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Revisiting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer - Part 1
... When my father was 14 years old, instead of dangling a fishing pole with his father on Saturday mornings, he dashed downstairs to assist him with tonsillectomies. Light fastened on his forehead like ...
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Revisiting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer - Part 2
... Return to Part 1 Popular Concepts Revisited Today popular conceptions of breast cancer and its management are becoming outmoded as research exposes their lack of merit. Unfortunately, instead of this ...
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The Prevention and Complementary Treatment of Breast Cancer
... In many ways, breast cancer in women is quite analogous to prostate cancer in men. As with prostate cancer, my views on the optimal management of patients with the disease differs markely from that of...
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Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, and Breast Cancer
... The decrease in hormones that occurs soon after menopause can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, but the long term effects of hormonal loss can produce devastating (and potentially life threate...
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Women, You Can Prevent Cancer
... A look at the cancer statistics published by the American Cancer Society reveals good news and bad. First, the bad news: in the past 30 years, women have broken all previous records for deaths due to...
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Preventing Breast Cancer
... If I asked you to name the one disease that most women fear these days, you would probably reply "breast cancer". And you''d be right! The media are deluging women with menacing statistics about the l...
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Linus Pauling and Vitamin C Therapy for Breast Cancer
... Linus Pauling and Vitamin C Therapy Several vitamins and minerals called antioxidants protect the body against a form of cellular damage linked with cancer. Each of these vitamin and mineral antioxida...
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Fiber, Fat and Breast Cancer Prevention
... One of our roles as Naturopathic physicians is to educate and assist you in making the dietary improvements that will prevent many chronic, degenerative diseases. The mounting evidence that dietary fa...
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Questions to Ask your Doctor after a Cancer Diagnosis
... Following is a list of questions you need to ask and a review of what the answers indicate. About the Chem Screen (SMAC) Are my liver and bone enzymes normal? An answer of "yes" combined with no sympt...
Source: HealthWorld