Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, here is everything you need to know, from how to cope with your diagnosis, to how to understand all your treatment options, to inspiring patient stories.

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What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.
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The 5 Breast Cancer Stages, Explained

Breast cancer stages tell patients and their doctors important information that can help determine the best course of treatment for the disease.
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16 Unexpected Cancer Symptoms Every Woman Should Know

Don't panic when your body behaves in weird ways, but pay attention and get checked out.
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The Breast Cancer Pre-Screening Test You Should Get by Age 30

A breast cancer risk assessment might help younger women determine when to start getting mammograms.
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9 Things to Know Before Your First Mammogram

Where should you go? Will it hurt? How long does it take? Experts have the answers to all of your mammogram-related questions so you’re prepared and relaxed at your first appointment.
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4 Breast Cancer Survivors Share How the Disease Changed Their Lives

Breast cancer doesn’t fully end with the last chemo treatment or surgery. For many, it’s a diagnosis that dramatically reshapes your life. Here, four survivors share their journeys.
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6 Breast Cancer Treatments You Need to Know About That Aren't Chemo

More women with breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy. Here's what you should know about today's latest treatment options.
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Shannen Doherty On How Breast Cancer Changed Her Body and How She Learned to Love It Again

After a journey through breast cancer and a tough reconstruction process, the actress tells us about how it affected her relationships, learning to love her body again, and her goals for the future.
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I Had a Preventive Mastectomy—Then Found Out I Already Had Breast Cancer

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time.
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10 Things Women With Breast Implants Should Know About Cancer Screening

Breast implants don’t increase your chances of developing breast cancer–but they don’t prevent it either.
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More Breast Cancer

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.
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Shannen Doherty Reveals Stage 4 Breast Cancer Diagnosis—Here's What It Means

"I'm petrified," the actress said when she shared the news that her breast cancer came back. Here's why a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis can be so frightening.
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Losing Weight After Age 50 May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Says Study

The information is of "great public health importance," according to researchers.