Understanding breast cancer

 

Trying to make sense of the ever-changing world of breast cancer can be quite overwhelming. We developed this section with our partners at Susan G. Komen® to be a one-stop resource for the latest information on breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment — as well as the latest on integrative and complementary therapies, follow-up care, support and much more.

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Breast Cancer 101

This informative video gives you an overview of breast cancer, its risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.

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What to expect after a diagnosis

Breast cancer can differ from patient to patient. Use this interactive navigation tool to learn about the different treatment options.

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Understanding Breast Cancer

What causes breast cancer? What are your odds of getting it? How is it treated? Use these interactive tools developed by experts in the field.

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Diagnosing Breast Cancer

From screenings to self-exams, find out how breast cancer is diagnosed and what to do if you find something abnormal.

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Treatment

Quality care is the key to treating breast cancer successfully. Learn more about everything from treatment plans to clinical trials.

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DCIS

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ is a noninvasive breast cancer that has not spread beyond the ducts. Find out about types of DCIS and their treatment options.

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Male Breast Cancer

About one percent of breast cancers in the U.S. occur in men. The risk may be lower for men than women, but the treatment options are very similar.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Learn more about metastatic breast cancer, an advanced form of breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body.

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