Featured Breast Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Breast Cancer Articles
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.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
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.
Paget's Disease of the Nipple
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.
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.
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Possible symptoms of breast cancer include changes in how the breast looks and fluid coming from the nipple. This eMedTV article describes possible symptoms of the disease, including those associated with inflammatory breast cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breast Cancer Symptoms
As this eMedTV resource explains, breast cancer symptoms include changes in the look, feel, size, and shape of the breast; however, many women with the disease do not experience early signs and symptoms -- that's why screening is so important.
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.
Breast Cancer Treatment
Current treatments for breast cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. This eMedTV article discusses breast cancer treatment in detail and provides links to other several other articles about breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Statistics
More than 2 million women alive today have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This eMedTV article contains an in-depth collection of breast cancer statistics, such as mortality rates, survival rates, and age-at-diagnosis data.
Male Breast Cancer
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.
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.
Breast Cancer Stages
In women with breast cancer, stages are used to describe the extent of the disease. This eMedTV segment discusses the characteristics of each of these stages, which include stages 0 through 4 and recurrent cases of breast cancer.
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.
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.
Tamoxifen Side Effects
If tamoxifen side effects occur, they are usually minor and easily treated. This eMedTV page lists common and rare side effects that have been reported with the drug, as well as potentially serious side effects that may require medical attention.