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National Cancer Institute_what You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute_what You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

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This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is
about cancer* of the breast. Breast cancer is the most
common type of cancer among women in the United
States (other than skin cancer). Each year in the United
States, more than 192,000 women are diagnosed with
breast cancer.
This booklet tells about diagnosis, treatment choices
by stage, breast reconstruction, and follow-up care. It
also describes how to take part in research studies.
Learning about medical care for breast cancer can help
you take an active part in making choices about your
care.
This booklet has lists of questions that you may want
to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a
list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember
what your doctor says, you may want to take notes.
This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is
about cancer* of the breast. Breast cancer is the most
common type of cancer among women in the United
States (other than skin cancer). Each year in the United
States, more than 192,000 women are diagnosed with
breast cancer.
This booklet tells about diagnosis, treatment choices
by stage, breast reconstruction, and follow-up care. It
also describes how to take part in research studies.
Learning about medical care for breast cancer can help
you take an active part in making choices about your
care.
This booklet has lists of questions that you may want
to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a
list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember
what your doctor says, you may want to take notes.

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What You Need To Know About
TM
BreastCancer
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESNational Institutes of Health
 
National CancerInstitute Services
This is only one of many free booklets forpeople with cancer.You may want more information for yourself,your family, and your doctor.The NCI offers comprehensive research-basedinformation for patients and their families, healthprofessionals, cancer researchers, advocates, andthe public.
Call
the NCI Cancer Information Service at
1–800–4–CANCER
(
1–800–422–6237
)
Visit
us at
http://www.cancer.gov
or
http://www.cancer.gov/espanol
Chat
using
LiveHelp
, NCI’s instant messaging service, at
http://www.cancer.gov/ livehelp
E-mail
us at
cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov
Order
publications at
http://www.cancer.gov/ 
publications
or by calling
1–800–4–CANCER
Get help
with quitting smoking at
1–877–44U–QUIT
(
1–877–448–7848
)
 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OFHEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESNational Institutes of HealthNational Cancer Institute
Contents
About This Booklet
1
The Breasts
2
Cancer Cells
3
Risk Factors
4
Symptoms
8
Detection and Diagnosis
8
Staging
14
Treatment
19
Second Opinion
39
Breast Reconstruction
40
Nutrition and Physical Activity
42
Follow-up Care
43
Sources of Support
44
Taking Part in Cancer Research
46
Dictionary
48
National Cancer Institute Publications
64

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