Breast Cancer

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Abstract:

This three-page handout educates people about breast cancer. It explains what breast cancer is and how it is diagnosed, emphasizing the importance of monthly self breast exams, doctor’s exams, and an annual mammogram for women over age 40. It discusses breast tissue and self exams to check for lumps, and tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy if a lump is found. The document identifies different types of treatment, outlining hormone therapy and chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgeries such as mastectomy, lumpectomy, and reconstruction surgery.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Biopsy, Breast cancer, Breast self-examination, Female, Mammography, Mastectomy
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
8/12/2016
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