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What color is breast cancer discharge?

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By: Cynthia DeMarco From: mdanderson.org Only about five percent of patients report having nipple discharge as one of their breast cancer symptoms. But when they do, what does it look like? Is it always clear, or sometimes opaque? Does it ever look like breast milk? Can it be another color? And, if it’s bloody, is that a sure sign it’s …

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Breast cancer in men

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From: medicalxpress.com Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It’s the second-most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect one in eight women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer can occur in …

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Resilience can help breast cancer patients manage difficult symptoms

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From: today.uic.edu Women being treated for breast cancer often contend with symptoms that decrease their quality of life, such as pain and fatigue. Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing, along with colleagues in Taiwan, studied how resilience can help patients improve their quality of life while dealing with these symptoms.   They found that patients who …

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The Symptoms of Stage 4 Breast Cancer

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From: healthline.com Stage 4 breast cancer symptoms are signs that the cancer has spread to other areas of your body. They can include breast lumps, swelling and other changes. Treatment options at this stage will focus around quality of life choices. Doctors typically categorize breast cancer by stages, numbered 0 to 4. According to the National Cancer Institute,Trusted Source those …

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What You Need To Know About Male Breast Cancer

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From: mskcc.org Breast cancer in men accounts for less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer. But because breast cancer is so common, that still amounts to about 2,700 cases in the United States every year. The current treatments for men with breast cancer are largely based on what doctors have learned from treating women. But that is changing, …

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What is Breast Cancer in Men? Understanding the Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

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By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Male breasts don’t have the same function as female breasts because they stop developing during puberty due to testosterone. As a result, male breast tissue stays relatively flat and small compared to female breasts. So, on the outside, men will have breasts due to the nipples and areolas, but internally, there will be minimal glandular …

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Signs And Symptoms Of Breast Cancer Besides The Lump

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By: Shilpa Dubey From: femina.in Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women.  About 1 in 28 women are likely to develop breast cancer during their lifetime.  In the urban areas the incidence is 1 in 22 as compared to the rural areas where 1 in 60 women develop …

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Understanding the Difference Between Invasive and Metastatic Breast Cancer

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From: healthline.com Understanding Abnormal Cells Abnormal cells aren’t cancerous, but they may increase your risk of developing cancer. When you have atypical cells that haven’t spread, the cells are considered noninvasive. This is sometimes referred to as pre-cancer or stage 0 cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an example of this. DCIS is a noninvasive breast cancer of the …

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Can Children Get Breast Cancer?

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From: healthline.com Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in America. While you probably associate this disease with adults, the truth is that children have breasts, too. Fortunately, most breast lumps in children are benign tumors that don’t cause harm and aren’t dangerous. When cancer develops in the breast in children, radiation therapy and surgery …

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Breast cancer: How to recognize and treat lymphedema

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By: sharrell@themountaineer.com From: themountaineer.com Lymph is a clear fluid that contains antibodies and flows through the lymphatic system of the body. If this fluid is unable to properly circulate, it can build up in the soft tissue of a limb and cause swelling. This condition, called lymphedema, is common in breast cancer patients whose lymph nodes have been damaged or …