I Am Afraid My Cancer Will Come Back

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It is very reassuring to know that you are doing "something" to fight the cancer every time you visit your healthcare provider. When that visual and experiential reinforcement is...

Mastectomy: options for breast reconstruction

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There are several options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. It is important to consult with a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon about options that are available to you...

Hormonal Therapy

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The term hormone therapy can sometimes be misleading. In the treatment of breast cancer it refers to "anti-hormone" therapy. Many types of breast cancer depend on hormones for growth....

Chemotherapy And Its Side Effects

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Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that is intended to kill cancer cells in the body. All types of chemotherapy have the potential for side effects, some of which can...

What To Expect From Radiation

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Radiation therapy is given to breast cancer patients after a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy in order to reduce the likelihood of a local recurrence--to prevent the tumor from growing...

Lymphedema treatment & prevention

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Lymphedema is a swelling of the arm on the side of the body where breast or lymph node surgery (or radiation of the lymph nodes) was performed. The swelling...