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Knowing whether your tumor makes these proteins helps your doctor treat your breast cancer. Tumors that make the ER protein but not the HER2 protein are called ER positive (or ER+) and HER2 negative (or HER2−). For ER+ and HER2− tumors, more testing can help determine the best course of treatment. Download Here

Treatment for Micrometastases in Lymph Nodes

Treatment for Micrometastases in Lymph Nodes  Finding out that one has breast cancer is the kind of news no one wants to hear from their doctor, but for most women breast cancer is not a terminal diagnosis.1 Breast cancer is treatable. Breast cancer exists in different forms and stages which determine how aggressive treatment should […]

Breast MRI for Screening

It is estimated that an average of one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime (1). This makes breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women, and the second most cancer-related death for women (1). However, thanks to early detection, better treatment options, and increased […]

Menopausal status and mammogram frequency

Introduction BreastCancer.org reports that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer1 sometime in their life and 40,610 women are expected to die of breast cancer in the year 20171. Breast cancer is a serious disease that deserves well thought out medical policies on both detection and treatment There is an ongoing debate on best […]

Long Term Effects of Radiation

Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that is used to destroy cancer cells and reduce the size of tumors. It is also known as radiotherapy.1 In high doses, radiation therapy can be used to treat cancer or ease cancer related symptoms. Usually, radiation therapy is used in conjunction with other forms of treatment.1 […]