• Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Breast Cancer Definition

    Breast Cancer Definition: Like every other kind of cancer, breast cancer occurs when the cells that make up the breast or surrounding tissues begin to grow in an uncontrolled manner. The uncontrolled multiplication of cells eventually leads to a tumor or lump that you may be able to feel when you examine your breasts. Other […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Breast Cancer Screening

    The Importance of Breast Cancer Screening Did you know that last year, breast cancer was the second leading cause of death in women behind heart disease? Each year, over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That means in the U.S. alone, one out of eight women will be diagnosed […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Types

    Breast Cancer Survival Rate

    Breast Cancer Survival Rate A breast cancer survival rate is the statistic in which a group of people with the same type of cancer will be alive after being diagnosed. The doctor can’t necessarily tell you exactly how long you will have to live after being diagnosed. They won’t give you an exact time, but […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Types

    Breast Cancer Surgery

    Breast Cancer Surgery For most types of breast cancer, surgery is usually the go-to. Depending on the type of breast cancer, a doctor might suggest other tests before undergoing breast cancer surgery. But, almost every breast cancer patient will go through surgery. There are different types of breast cancer surgery and the surgery itself may […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is commonly fueled by any one of the following: Estrogen Progesterone HER2 protein If your pathology report says that none of the receptors for these hormones or protein were found in your tumor, your breast cancer is said to be Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Between 10-20% of breast cancers […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer One of the rarer types of breast cancer is inflammatory breast cancer. It only affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. However, that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.  It is the most aggressive and lethal form of breast cancer there is. Hopefully, we can shed some insight on […]