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To check for breast cancer, a woman should perform a breast self-exam on a routine basis and visit a doctor's office for a mammography screening on a yearly basis according to the Susan G. Komen organization and the Brea... More »

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Although the exact cause of breast cancer is unknown as of March 2015, the condition always begins with the abnormal growth of breast cells, according to Mayo Clinic. A number of hormonal, environmental and lifestyle ris... More »

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Carcinomas and sarcomas, as well as mixed forms of cancer and cancer without tumor formation, represent different types of breast cancer. Classifying breast cancer cells involves microscopic evaluation, determining the c... More »

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Symptoms of breast cancer include a thickening or lump in the breast area, nipple changes, nipple discharge, breast pain and breast skin changes such as dimpling or puckering, according to Susan G. Komen. The symptoms ar... More »

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Susan G. Komen was a model who died in 1980 at the age of 36 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Her younger sister, Nancy G. Brinker, founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation in her honor, according to the founda... More »

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Average five-year relative survival rates are 99 percent for local ductal carcinoma in the breast and 84 percent for regionalized disease that has spread to the lymph nodes, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Af... More »

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Both the survival rates and appropriate treatments for invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast vary depending on the stage of the cancer, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Survival rates for cancers that have s... More »

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