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August 2000
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Benign (Non-Cancerous) Breast Changes

Most women experience breast changes or breast problems at various stages of their lives. And at different times during the menstrual cycle, fluctuating hormones can result in short-term changes in the look, feel and tenderness of breast tissue. Any breast change that is long-lasting, significantly different than normal, or causes concern should be evaluated your doctor. However, most of these conditions are normal and not cancerous. Here are some examples.
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A Second Opinion Should Be Your First Priority

A recent article in the journal Cancer reported on a new medical consortium that provides an online second opinion for pathologists who are faced with difficult diagnoses. Professor Manfred Dietal and colleagues at the University Hospital Charite in Berlin, Germany wrote that pathologists who are challenged with a difficult tumor diagnosis can now send digitized images to the International Union Against Cancer to get an expert second opinion.
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Research Review

Been Hearing about Herceptin?

Exercise and Cancer Recovery

Prophylactic Mastectomy and Genetic Risk

The STAR Trial: Tamoxifen vs. Raloxifene for Preventing Breast Cancer


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