This series of articles about breast cancer deal with the "nuts and bolts" of the disease: risk assessment, breast self-exam, what to do if you find a lump, the diagnostic and screening tests, and finally, the treatment options: surgery, radiation, hormone, chemotherapy. I'm not a doctor and don't pretend to have all the medical answers for you. What I can share is my personal experience with this disease and my insights gathered from working with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. If you get one piece of information here that makes a difference in how you view the disease, or how you cope, then I will be happy. Knowledge is power. Make the most of the resources available to you and be your own best advocate.
Table of Contents
- Breast Cancer – Who’s At Risk?
- Faction or Fiction
- To Thine Own Breasts Be True
- I’ve Found A Lump – Now What?
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Axillary Dissection
- Breast Conserving Surgery
- Breast Reconstruction
- Beating Those Chemotherapy Side Effects
- Hormonal Therapy
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