In-depth

Alternative medicine

Tai chi

Coping and support

Palliative care

Support groups

Prevention

Breast cancer chemoprevention

If your breast cancer risk is high, preventive medication — known as chemoprevention — can improve your odds of staying well.

Breast cancer prevention

Genetic testing for breast cancer: Psychological and social impact

If you're considering genetic testing to determine your risk of breast or ovarian cancer, be prepared for how the test results might affect you.

Preventive (prophylactic) mastectomy

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries

Find out what to consider and what to ask your doctor when deciding whether to undergo surgery to prevent ovarian and breast cancers.

Symptoms

Evaluating breast lumps

Tests and diagnosis

Biopsy procedures

Learn about the most common biopsy procedures and how they're used to diagnose cancer.

Bone scan

Breast cancer staging

Breast cancer types

Breast self-exam for breast awareness

Chest X-rays

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

Molecular breast imaging

Positron emission tomography scan

Sentinel node biopsy

Ultrasound

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Brachytherapy

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy side effects after treatment is done

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Lumpectomy

Mastectomy

Preventing infections during chemotherapy

Radiation therapy

Tips for eating well during chemotherapy

Aug. 16, 2016
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