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Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
A doctor should be seen if changes in the breast are noticed. The following tests and procedures may be used:
Recently Diagnosed with Breast Cancer – Information
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be overwhelming and scary. In order to help make your diagnosis, treatment and recovery journey more manageable, we have put together materials so you can be better informed and supported.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute provides a reliable source of information regarding breast cancer including a definition of breast cancer, treatment information, and screening and prevention guidelines. Se puede ver esta página en español.
Their online booklet entitled 'What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer' goes into detail about risk factors, symptoms, staging, treatment, breast reconstruction, complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition and physical activity, follow-up care and sources of support. Se puede ver el libro en español.
MedLine is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to the basics on breast cancer, their informational page also provides information on coping, related issues, breast cancer research, financial issues and law and policy. Se puede ver la información en español.
Patient Education Institute Tutorial on Breast Cancer (MedLine Plus) - provides information on breast cancer in an interactive tutorial format.
Se puede ver en español.
Sometimes during your cancer journey you may feel alone or that you have unanswered questions. Support groups provide a forum for you to open up about your journey with others who are going through similar experiences. The Arizona Cancer Center provides multiple support groups to aid those going through cancer. You can find information and schedules at the University of Arizona Cancer Center website.