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Breast Cancer vs. Cyst Differences and Similarities Topic Guide

Breast Cancer vs. Cyst Breast Cancer vs. Cyst: Breast cancer is cancer of the breast tissue. Breast lumps are common, and are signs of changes in breast tissue. Most breast lumps are not cancerous. Symptoms of breast cancer and breast cysts that are similar include breast lumps (all breast lumps should be evaluated by a doctor), nipple discharge, and changes in the skin overlying the breast.

Breast Cancer vs. Cyst Topic Guide - Visuals

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Breast Cancer vs. Cyst Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

pertuzumab Pertuzumab

Pertuzumab is used together with other medicines (trastuzumab and docetaxel) to treat HER2-positive breast cancer.

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lapatinib Lapatinib

Lapatinib is used to treat advanced hormone-related breast cancer that has progressed or spread after treatment with other cancer medicines...learn more »

fulvestrant Fulvestrant

Fulvestrant is used in postmenopausal women with hormone-related breast cancer that is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic)....learn more »

trastuzumab Trastuzumab

Trastuzumab is used to treat certain types of breast cancer or stomach cancer, sometimes in combination with other cancer medicines...learn more »

toremifene Toremifene

Toremifene blocks estrogen from reaching cancer cells. Certain types of breast cancer require estrogen to grow...learn more »

megestrol Megestrol

Megestrol is used to treat loss of appetite and wasting syndrome in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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tamoxifen Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen blocks the actions of estrogen, a female hormone. Certain types of breast cancer require estrogen to grow...learn more »