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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.

It's more likely to develop in the left breast, and it might not always be a lump.

Advancements in targeted therapies mean increased survival rates for breast cancer patients.

The disease affects 2,650 men each year, but 'macho behavior' keeps many from seeking help.

Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

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

Let's look at the evidence on whether your favorite pick-me-up puts you at risk for cancer.

Yes, you can wear a bra to bed.

You don't have to feel helpless—here's how to take action.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

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

Changes to the breast self-exam guidelines have caused some confusion. Here's clarification.

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

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

Treatment

Treatment of Breast Cancer

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

The option to have children isn’t taken away from you when you’re diagnosed with breast cancer.

Once you’ve had time to process the news yourself, you’ll need to decide who to tell.

When a cancer diagnosis turns your life upside down, you need all the comfort you can bring in.

Life After Breast Cancer

Life After Breast Cancer

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

Survivors experience bodily changes that can affect their physical and emotional well-being.

Three women offer tips and tricks they learned for reducing and eliminating cancer scars.

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