A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth–estrogen, progesterone, and the HER-2/neu gene– are not present in the cancer tumor. This means that the breast cancer cells have tested negative for hormone epidermal growth
Tomosynthesis is mammography only better. Tomosynthesis offers women the net generation in breast cancer detection. The new technology makes breast tumors easier to see, even in dense breast tissue, by providing one-millimeter images for a more detailed look through breast tissue. And because the images eliminate the clouding effect of overlapping tissue, there are ewer
Breast cancer can affect both men and women and is one of the most common forms of cancer. Thanks to increased awareness and screenings, many cases of breast cancer are diagnosed early and treated successfully. BreastCancer.org says that Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, or IDC. is the most common form of breast cancer, accounting for about 80
One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Five-year survival rates are good (85 to 99 percent) unless tumors have metastasized (25 percent). Death rates have dropped since 1989, but nowhere near enough. You have a higher risk if you: Are a woman 65 or older--have a relative,
The problem: Mammograms don't expose women to much more radiation than a chest X-ray. And they can prevent breast-cancer deaths. But some doctors recommend them more often than necessary or encourage women to start young. That can needlessly expose women to radiation and rises the possibility of false alarms, which can cause anxiety and unnecessary
Vitamin D is hormone the body produces through sun exposure. Most adults don't get enough of it, but research suggests that D helps protect against serious diseases. One example, is breast cancer, in which it curbs abnormal cell growth and the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. Adequate levels at the time of diagnosis
Technology has raised the standards of imaging quality. Several Cleveland Clinic locations use breast imaging equipment that is digital, rather than traditional mammography equipment. Digital mammography (DM) creates high-resolution images that are exceptionally clear and detailed. A digital mammogram allows for more digital manipulation of a breast x-ray exam than is possible with film mammography.