Breast Cancer Sourcebook (Health Reference Series) by Karen Bellenir

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By Karen Bellenir

Breast melanoma in girls is the topic of in-depth media realization. Newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and newscasts usually current the most recent breakthroughs--often with out distinguishing among good learn and doubtful hypothesis. This name in Omnigraphics' future health Reference sequence varieties throughout the confusion to supply trustworthy, present info on breast melanoma and its linked issues in either men and women. With rigidity on early detection via mammography and self-examination, learn has proven that breast melanoma will be eradicated or managed via various therapies, every one of that is awarded extensive during this quantity. different matters, together with proof approximately heredity and different possibility components, preventive measures, coping concerns, a word list of phrases, and a wealthy checklist of resources for extra details, also are offered.

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A social worker can often suggest resources for help with recovery, emotional support, financial aid, transportation, or home care. Are clinical trials (research studies with people) available? Where can people get more information about clinical trials? Yes. The NCI is sponsoring clinical trials that are designed to find new treatments and better ways to use current treatments. Before any new treatment can be recommended for general use, doctors conduct clinical trials to find out whether the treatment is safe for patients and effective against the disease.

They may be life-threatening. • Malignant tumors often can be removed. But sometimes they grow back. • Cells from malignant tumors can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. • Cells from malignant tumors can spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. Cancer cells spread by breaking away from the original (primary) tumor and entering the bloodstream or lymphatic system. The cells invade other organs and form new tumors that damage these organs. The spread of cancer is called metastasis.

For example, birth control pills and other medicines, such as sedatives, can cause a little discharge. Certain infections also cause nipple discharge. However, for women who are going through or have passed menopause, nipple discharge can be a sign of cancer. See your doctor if you have nipple discharge for the first time, or a change in your discharge’s color or texture. He or she may send a sample of the discharge to be checked at a lab. Finding Breast Changes There are two ways to find breast changes: • Clinical breast exams: A breast exam done by your health care provider.

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