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 Season 1

Breast Cancer Series

Breast is one of the leading causes of cancer related death amongst women. Our series on breast cancer can help you identify the symptoms of breast cancer and discover the best prevention strategies to avoid this disease. 

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Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Our journey to discover more about breast cancer has been long, but I hope you have learned something that will prevent this disease from taking a hold of your life and those around you. Our breast cancer series cover many areas of this topic including risk factors, symptoms, screening methods, biopsy types, genetic testing and treatment for the most common breast cancer types, specifically DCIS and invasive breast cancer. Let’s review these topics one more time.

Ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer are the two most common types of breast cancer. Invasive breast carcinoma is a form of breast cancer that tends to invade nearby tissues and structures. Those with invasive breast cancer also tend to require chemotherapy. Let’s find out more.

There are words in your biopsy report that may be difficult to understand, but there are some key phrases you can learn to help unravel the meaning of this report. First, you will need to become familiar with two terms, which are ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ is a form of breast cancer that tends not to invades nearby tissues and structures. Those with ductal carcinoma is situ usually do not require chemotherapy. Let find out more.

When your doctor tells you that your mammogram is “positive” or “abnormal,” negative emotions and thoughts may flood your mind. Yet, take a step back, know your mammogram score and become empowered to know the next steps. Let’s find out more about when you might need a biopsy.

There are women and men who are at increased risk for breast cancer. In this group, genetic testing for the BRCA mutation should be a consideration. In this way, other cancers caused by the BRCA mutation can be detected earlier and family members can be empowered to know their cancer risk as well. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you doctor will tell you of you need genetic testing. But for those who are have not been diagnosed with breast cancer, there are some clues you can use to help determine of you need genetic testing.

There are some women that are at the highest risk to develop breast cancer. These women tend to have a hereditary form of breast. The most common form of hereditary breast is that which involves the BRCA mutation. BRCA stand for the BReast CAncer gene. There are two BRCA mutations that have been identified. Theses gene are named BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. Women with the BRCA 1 or 2 gene mutation have a 50 – 87% risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These women also have a 20 -45% chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime.

There are some things that cause certain women to be more at risk for breast cancer than others. Some of the things we can change, such as exercising more, and others we cannot, such as our age. Find out what lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer risk increases with age, yet even women in their 20s and 30s have some risk of breast cancer. Find out more about breast risk for each stage of life.

It is not enough to know if you have a “negative” or “positive” mammogram result. You need to know you BIRADS score. In this episode, we will learn more about BIRADS scores and what this means for your risk of breast cancer.

Learn about the symptoms of breast cancer and how you can find masses, as well as other changes, in your breast that may missed on mammogram.

Before we begin our series on breast cancer, lets learn some interesting facts and statistics about this disease.

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