What Causes Breast Cancer?
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Detection and Treatment Options
There are two main ways to detect breast cancer: screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms.
Screening mammograms are typically done on healthy women with no symptoms of breast cancer in order to detect any early signs of the disease.
Diagnostic mammograms are done on women who have symptoms of breast cancer in order to determine whether or not they actually have the disease.
If breast cancer is detected through either type of mammogram, there are several treatment options available depending on the stage of the disease. These include surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy), radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about this disease that affects so many women.
Although it can be scary, remember that there are more treatment options and resources available than ever before. If you have any symptoms of breast cancer, don’t hesitate to see a doctor so they can determine whether or not you need further testing.
With early detection and treatment, survival rates for breast cancer are very high.