Can Men Get Breast Cancer?

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Although rare, yes, men can be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer develops in breast tissue, which both men and women have. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than women and the lifetime risk of male diagnosis is about 1 in 1,000. Breast cancer in … Continued

Coping with a New Image

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Cancer is a life changing journey. From diagnosis through survivorship, survivors are faced with physical and emotional changes – some temporary and others that stay with them. This may include surgery that removed cancer, radiation that changed the color of a patient’s skin, or chemotherapy, which made them lose their hair. After completing cancer treatment, … Continued

Wanda’s Breast Cancer Journey

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Wanda’s Breast Cancer Journey   Wanda, a 70-year-old breast cancer survivor, comes from a long line of fighters, of go-getters and of hard workers. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2013, she knew that she had to fight in the battle against cancer. Wanda hopes that she will stay in remission … Continued

Breast Cancer Treatments & Classifications

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There are a wide range of treatments for breast cancer. You and your cancer care team will determine the type of treatment or combination of treatments appropriate for you in your cancer journey by your type and stage of breast cancer. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer, you will likely … Continued

BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know

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When Angelina Jolie opted to undergo a double mastectomy after genetic testing revealed she carried the BRCA1 gene, it sparked a lot of conversations. Many now wonder what genetic testing would reveal about their own risks. Learn more about the BRCA mutations and guidelines for genetic testing. About BRCA1 and BRCA2 Both BRCA1 (on chromosome … Continued