BREAST CANCER – Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer Remember, lumps in the breast are very common, especially just before your period. Most lumps are not breast cancer. Most often breast cancer is first noticed as a painless lump in the breast or armpit. You or your partner may discover the lump, or your doctor may find it during a routine physical exam or screening mammogram. Other signs might include: lump or swelling in the armpit changes in breast size or shape dimpling or puckering of the … [Read more...]

Mastectomy: 4 types – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Mastectomy Partial or Radical, that is the question? There are four types of mastectomies: partial mastectomy, or lumpectomy, in which the tumor and surrounding tissue is removed; simple mastectomy, where the entire breast and some axillary lymph nodes are removed; modified radical mastectomy, in which the entire breast and all axillary lymph nodes are removed; and the radical mastectomy, where the entire breast, axillary lymph nodes, and chest muscles are removed. A mastectomy … [Read more...]

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