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Breast CancerBreast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women. Symptoms and signs of breast cancer include breast lumps, nipple discharge or inversion, or changes in the breast's skin. Treatment typically involves some type of surgery and depends upon the staging of the cancer, the tumor type, and the person's health.
Breast Lumps and PainBreast changes are common. From the time a girl begins to develop breasts and begins menstruating and throughout life, women may experience various kinds of breast pain and other breast changes. Causes of pain and lumps can include fibrocystic breast disease, premenstrual syndrome, cyclic mastalgia, normal hormonal fluctuations, onset of puberty or menopause, pregnancy, breastfeeding, estrogen therapy, chest wall tenderness, injury to the breast, shingles, use of certain medications, an infection in the breast, and breast cancer. If you have a lump in your breast, your doctor will check for various possible causes.
Ask How Does Breast Cancer StartI have a couple female relatives who have battled breast cancer, including my aunt who had a mastectomy. I want to be hypervigilant because I know it runs in families. Are there early signs or symptoms of breast cancer? What are the early stages, and how does breast cancer start?
Ovarian Cancer vs Ovarian Cysts Symptoms and SignsOvarian cancer is a less common group of different types of cancer that start in the cells lining the ovaries. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer of the female reproductive system. Ovarian cysts are closed sac-like, fluid-filled structures in the ovaries. Ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts have similar symptoms and signs, for example, lower abdominal and/or pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, pain during intercourse, pelvic pain, urinary problems, constipation, and feeling full while eating. The differences in the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts include, 1) ovarian cancer can cause symptoms of fluid in the abdomen (ascites), loss of appetite, and menstrual abnormalities. 2) Ovarian cysts can cause lower back pain, pelvic pain after strenuous exercise, infertility, and heartburn. Most ovarian cancers occur in women who have finished menopause, around 45-70 years old, while ovarian cysts are common and occur in women of all ages. Some types of ovarian cysts increase the risk or may lead to ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer of the female reproductive system.
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Breast Cancer vs. Cyst Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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Lapatinib is used to treat advanced hormone-related breast cancer that has progressed or spread after treatment with other cancer medicines...learn more »
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Trastuzumab is used to treat certain types of breast cancer or stomach cancer, sometimes in combination with other cancer medicines...learn more »
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