Thursday, October 18, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Think Pink!


                                        About Breast Cancer



WHAT IS BREAST CANCER?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

EARLY DETECTION

When breast cancer is detected early, at a localized stage, the survival rate is 98%.  Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.

DIAGNOSIS

Breast cancer can be diagnosed through multiple tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy.

STAGES

Once a person is determined to have a malignant tumor or the diagnosis of breast cancer, the healthcare team will determine breast cancer staging to communicate how far the disease has progressed.

TYPES

Types of breast cancer include ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and metastatic breast cancer.

MYTHS

There is a lot of misinformation out there. Make sure you know the facts about breast cancer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO
WWW.NATIONALBREASTCANCER.ORG
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