Breast Cancer Health Topics

Featured Tests and Procedures
A sentinel lymph node biopsy involves detecting and removing the most likely lymph node cancer may move to. This eMedTV resource describes this procedure in detail and explains how the node is detected and what may happen afterward.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
When abnormal cell growth occurs in the breast, this results in breast cancer. This eMedTV article discusses breast cancer in detail and provides information about risk factors, staging, treatment options, and the possibility of recurrence.
With inflammatory breast cancer, cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This eMedTV article discusses this type of breast cancer in detail, including possible symptoms and treatment options.
Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all breast cancer cases. This eMedTV article explores causes, risk factors, stages, and prognosis information for this type of cancer, which caused an estimated 460 deaths in the United States in 2005.
Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer that is located in or around the nipple. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at the disease and includes information about symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment options.
Featured Medications
Available by prescription, Abraxane is a drug that is used for treating certain types of cancer. This part of the eMedTV archives explains how Abraxane works and offers details on its effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
Adriamycin is a prescription drug used to treat several types of cancer (such as breast and lung cancer). This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at Adriamycin, explaining how the drug works to combat cancer and listing some possible side effects.
Aredia is an injectable drug that is used to treat Paget's disease and high blood calcium due to cancer. This eMedTV Web page lists other specific Aredia uses, describes the effects of the medication, and explains how and when to take it.
Arimidex can be used to treat postmenopausal women with certain types of breast cancer. This segment of the eMedTV library offers a detailed look at the prescription drug, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and side effects.
Aromasin is a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV article offers a detailed look at Aromasin, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and side effects.
Cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy drug that may be used to treat various cancers (such as leukemia). This eMedTV article explores other uses of the drug, and also discusses dosing guidelines and possible side effects.
Docefrez is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. This eMedTV page contains an overview of this medicine, with details on how it is given, clinical effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
Ellence is a drug that is used in combination with other chemotherapy medicines for treating breast cancer. This eMedTV page describes this medicine in more detail, explains how it works, and offers general warnings and precautions.
The prescription drug Fareston is approved to slow down the progression of certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV page contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
Faslodex is a prescription medicine used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the drug, explaining how it works to slow down cancer growth, tips on taking it, and possible side effects.
Femara is a drug used to treat specific types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the prescription medicine, noting in particular how it works, when and how to take it, and its potential side effects.
Gemzar is a prescription medicine often used for treating various types of cancer. This eMedTV article gives an overview of Gemzar, providing information on how the medication works, it potential side effects, and how it is administered.
The goserelin acetate implant is a prescription drug used in the treatment of prostate and breast cancer. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this drug, including how it works to decrease hormone levels, other uses, possible side effects, and more.
Halaven is a prescription medicine given intravenously (by IV) to treat late-stage breast cancer. This eMedTV library offers a detailed look at this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and side effects.
Herceptin is a medication approved for treating specific kinds of breast or stomach cancer. This part of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at Herceptin, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Perjeta is a monoclonal antibody prescribed to treat certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this medication, with details on how it is given, clinical effectiveness, potential side effects, and more.
Tamoxifen is a drug that can help treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works to combat the cancer, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Taxol is a medicine that is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat various types of cancer. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at Taxol, including its specific uses, possible side effects, and dosing information.
Taxotere is a drug that is approved to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other types of cancer. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Taxotere and its specific uses, side effects, and information on how the medication is given.
Thioplex is a drug licensed to treat bladder cancer, breast cancer, and a variety of other cancers. This eMedTV article outlines more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
Tykerb is a drug licensed to treat metastatic breast cancer. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Tykerb, explains what to know before taking the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Xeloda is a prescription drug that is approved to treat certain types of breast and colorectal cancer. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
Zoledronic acid is used to treat osteoporosis, high blood calcium due to cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explores approved uses, describes the effects of the medicine, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
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