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About Breast Cancer

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About Breast Cancer

There are more than 200,000 US breast cancer cases per year. Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. Breast cancer comes in different forms, typically occurs in women and rarely in men. Usually, breast cancer cells form a tumor which can be felt or seen on an x-ray. It is important to keep in mind that it is common for breast lumps to be benign (non-cancerous). Although benign breast lumps are not life threatening, it is crucial to consult with a doctor to determine whether or not they may affect your risk of getting cancer.  

Risk Factors

There are many breast cancer risk factors, some you can change while others you cannot. Aging, genetic mutations, reproductive history, and dense breasts are just a few of the factors correlated with breast cancer that you can’t change. Having any of the following does not mean you will get the disease, although it is recommended you see a doctor to learn of ways you can lower risk.  

Here are a few factors that you have control over: 

  • Reproductive History 
  • Alcohol Intake 
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy 
  • Physical Activity 
  • Body Weight & Weight Gain 

Screening & Detection

Regular breast cancer screening is recommended to catch the disease early if it is present. Oftentimes, women do not show any symptoms which is why it is important for you to consult with a health professional. There are a variety of imaging tests that are utilized to identify breast cancer. Mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs are most commonly used and biopsies are done to confirm whether or not it is cancer.

Diagnosis & Treatment

If a biopsy has confirmed that the individual has breast cancer, there are a number of factors that determine the prognosis and treatment options. Your doctor will first determine the size, stage, and grade of breast cancer and consider your current overall health before proposing treatments. Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, target drug treatments, etc.


If you have any questions about breast cancer risk factors and treatment, reach out to your doctor.

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