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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, | 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.

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Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

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

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Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

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

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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.

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Life After Breast Cancer

Life After Breast Cancer

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

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