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By Susan M. Love, Karen Lindsey, Elizabeth Love

For a girl confronted with a prognosis of breast melanoma, the knowledge to be had this day is sizeable, asymmetric, and complicated. For greater than 20 years, readers have trusted Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book to lead them via this scary thicket of analysis and opinion to discover the very best recommendations for his or her specific events. This 6th version explains intriguing advances in exact remedies, hormonal remedies, more secure chemotherapy, and immunologic ways in addition to new types of surgical procedure and radiation. there's large counsel for the expanding variety of girls residing for years with metastatic breast melanoma. With Dr. Love's hot aid, readers can kind the proof from the fads, ask the appropriate questions, and realize while a moment opinion could be wise.

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This is a good idea, whether you are newly diagnosed or just worried. Those newly diagnosed may want to pay attention to how their breasts look and what is important to them as they try to figure out what surgical treatments are best for them. Those who have not been diagnosed will want to get to know what is normal for them so they will recognize a change. And those who have had breast cancer will need to become acquainted with their new normal. To start this process, look at your breasts. Stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself.

Then, if there is any question, they can have you get a diagnostic mammogram as well. There are three main types of dominant lumps, two of which—cysts and fibroadenomas—are virtually harmless. It’s the third type—the malignant lump—that you’re worrying about when you have it examined by a health care provider. ) It is important to remember that only about one in twelve palpable dominant lumps in premenopausal women is malignant. We often don’t know the exact cause of any of the noncancerous lumps, though we do know they’re somehow related to hormonal variations (see Chapter 1).

If there’s no ultrasound in the office and the lump is easily palpable, it too can be immediately aspirated. To do this, the doctor takes a tiny needle, like the kind used for insulin injections, and anesthetizes the sensitive skin over the breast lump. 3). The cyst collapses like a punctured blister, and that’s that. Though the process sounds scary, it’s usually almost painless. Most of the nerves in the breast are in the skin, and that’s been anesthetized. Some women with greater sensitivity to pain or especially sensitive breasts do find it painful, but most don’t.

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