Do you have questions about breast cancer that you're too worried to ask your doctor, FNites? Good Housekeeping answers some of them in the article. Here's a preview of what information you'll find in their feature.
1. WHAT TESTS WILL THEY PERFORM ON YOU AT A BREAST CLINIC?
Good Housekeeping says the typical testing involves a physical exam and a mammogram. They also conduct a biopsy afterward, which involves examining a breast tissue sample to check for cancer cells.
2. WHAT TYPES OF BREAST CANCER COULD YOU HAVE?
Good Housekeeping identifies these types of breast cancer: non-invasive, in which the cancer remains in certain parts of the breast; invasive, in which it can spread further into the breast and even to other parts of the body; and rarer forms that have complications like Paget's disease.
3. WHEN DO YOU NEED TO HAVE A MASTECTOMY?
Good Housekeeping reveals breast removal is needed if you have a large tumor or if you have several. It's still possible to get a lumpectomy, instead, if chemotherapy makes the tumor smaller.
To read the rest of the feature--including more Q&As and ways to prevent cancer--grab a copy of Good Housekeeping's October 2011 issue, out on stands now!
Also in this issue:
- Martyr Ka Ba? How to Stop Being a Doormat
- All About Kids
- Please Pass the Veggies: Vegetable-Filled Dishes Your Kids Will Love
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- What Every Woman Should Know about Breast Cancer
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