Conditions & Treatments
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Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening is crucial for women's health. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the second deadliest, after lung cancer.
Today's 3D mammography helps give radiologists a more detailed view to better detect breast cancer. The technology also helps reduce false-positive results.
If cancer runs in your family, or you are at high risk because of your age or other factors, talk to your doctor about cancer screenings.
Diagnosing Breast Cancer
Breast cancer patients may not know that a pathologist is the doctor responsible for diagnosing them and identifying the best treatment.
Breast Cancer: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Methods for detecting and treating breast cancer are continually improving. Today, patients may be offered a variety of treatment options to suit their goals and needs.
Breast Cancer in Men
Since breast cancer is far more prevalent in women than men, it's important for men to know the symptoms in order to get diagnosed at an early stage.
Benign Breast Findings
Sometimes radiologists see something on a screening mammogram that could end up being completely normal, but that needs to be further tested to be sure.
Cancer (oncologic) surgery is one of three main treatments for cancer along with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Malignant tumors are removed during open surgery.
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Everyone is born with two genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2 and, in most cases, these genes function normally. However, women and men can be born with genetic mutations in these two genes, which increases their lifetime risk of different cancer types.
Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer may require radiation treatment to the breast, chest wall and lymph nodes.
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Breast Cancer Surgery
Women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer have several surgery options to consider. Find out more about how breast cancer is treated.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
A rare but aggressive form of breast cancer.
At your next large family gathering, talking about past cancer diagnoses throughout the family tree could provide valuable insight about possible risks of inherited cancers.
Chemotherapy or “chemo” can shrink cancerous tumors, prevent cancer from spreading (metastasizing) elsewhere in the body, or relieve discomfort caused by a tumor.
Ovarian cancer, of which there are three main types, is the fifth most common type of cancer among women in the United States.
After annual mammograms, women may be notified that they have dense breast tissue. If so, additional screening tests are recommended.
Whether for screenings, diagnosis, or treatment for yourself or someone you care about, Yale Cancer Center offers multidisciplinary care.