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July 2000
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Understanding Breast Cancer at its Earliest Stages: LCIS and DCIS

About 15% to 20% of breast cancers are considered pre-cancerous conditions or very early cancers. They are sometimes called "carcinoma in situ." There are two types of breast cancer in situ: lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), also known as intraductal carcinoma.
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Patient Education Before Breast Cancer Surgery

As more breast cancer operations are performed on an outpatient basis, patient education before surgery has become even more important. In some hospitals, preparing women for what to expect during and after the surgery, teaching them how to care for themselves, and discussing emotional issues and coping skills is the work of nurse practitioners.
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Research Review

Computer-aided Diagnosis of Breast Tumors

Use of Electrical Appliances Does Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Risk for Breast Cancer in Women Born Prematurely

Breast Cancer After a Negative Mammogram

Effects of Radiation Therapy on Quality of Life

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Lobular Breast Cancer

Tracking Breast Cancer Through the Sentinel Node

Complementary Approaches

What's the Buzz Behind Soy?

Complementary vs. Alternative Therapies: Is There a Difference?

Making Herbal Products Safer


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