Genetic Testing for Cancer: What to Know

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Share on PinterestCancer is a condition where some of the body’s cells grow and divide in a way that can be difficult to manage. Typically, the growth and division of cells is tightly managed and there are many genes that regulate these processes.When certain genetic changes occur within cells, the way that they grow...

What Genes Affect Breast Cancer?

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If you have a family history of breast cancer, you may be wondering what your chances are of inheriting the condition. Thanks to genetic research, this is a much easier question to answer. Mutations in two genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — have been identified as a primary genetic cause of breast cancer. Not...

Breast Cancer Glossary: 41 Terms You Should Know

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Share on PinterestUtterly overwhelmed is how I felt when I faced the uncertainty and devastation of my diagnosis 5 years ago.I dove into to connect, observe, research, and be heard. When I did, I was lost on some of the language. There were so many terms, acronyms, and abbreviations to learn. Some...

Breast Cancer Staging

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Breast cancer diagnosis and stagingWhen is first diagnosed, it’s also assigned a stage. The stage refers to the size of the tumor and where it has spread. Doctors use a variety of to find out the stage of breast cancer. These can include imaging tests, like a , , , and...

6 Overlooked Signs of Breast Cancer

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Share on PinterestEveryone talks about the importance of catching breast lumps as early as possible. But did you know there’s a host of lesser known symptoms that might not show up on a or ?According to the , breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, other than skin cancers,...
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