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As we learn more about breast cancer, it’s important to separate the facts from the fiction.

Reviewed by Harsh Sharma, D.O. | Internal Medicine

The Basics
Risk Factors
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Breast Cancer

The Basics

The Facts About Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of breast cancer is scary. Knowing the facts can help physically and emotionally.

If you’re a cisgender man, you probably haven’t worried much about developing breast cancer.

Each type of disease has its own symptoms and risks.

Use our guide of do's and don'ts to get the care you need while caring for someone else.

Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Know your risk and how to minimize it to decrease the odds of a breast cancer diagnosis.

The 'cancer gene' might be new to your knowledge base, but learning more about it can only help.

There's a clear link between drinking alcohol and increased risk for breast cancer among women.

Are your breasts high or low density? Here's what you need to know.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

First steps in the breast cancer fight: Know something is wrong; get a professional diagnosis.

Know how to conduct a regular breast self-exam the right way.

Feeling yourself up is more likely to cause anxiety than deliver a breast cancer diagnosis.

More than 27,000 women under age 45 are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Treatment

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Multiple treatment options offer women choices—and a better chance of beating breast cancer.

Self-care is a good remedy for the negative side effects of radiation therapy.

A plant-based diet may aid recovery, while processed foods are best avoided.

Minimizing stress reduces negative mental health impacts for breast cancer patients.

Life After Breast Cancer

Life After Breast Cancer

To survive the challenges of breast cancer, accepting the physical and emotional changes is key.

It was taking too long to read my mammogram. A biopsy was ordered. I had stage 2 breast cancer.

Surviving breast cancer isn't a checklist, and remission isn't the end of the journey.

Curing the disease can cause infertility, but it’s possible to minimize that risk.