Health and Wellness

5 Types of Breast Biopsies

Posted by Renita Butler Varghese, M.D. on Nov 23, 2016 8:09:00 AM

In rare cases when a mammogram, breast ultrasound or MRI can’t quite rule out breast cancer, a breast biopsy may be necessary. In a biopsy, cells or tissue from a concerning area in the breast are removed for an experienced pathologist to examine. These tissue samples help doctors determine with more certainty whether or not cancer is present.

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Topics: breast cancer, breast biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, incisional biopsy, core needle biopsy, excisional biopsy

Controlling Lymphedema

Posted by Shamail Butt, M.D. on Oct 29, 2016 9:19:00 AM

As if dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis isn’t complicated enough, there are potential side effects like lymphedema that can occur during treatment and even years after treatment is completed. Lymphedema, when it occurs, is a build-up of lymph fluid usually in the arm, hand, breast or torso after lymph node removal or radiation therapy to a lymph node region. In most cases it develops slowly over time. Some breast cancer patients are never bothered by it. There’s no way to predict who will develop lymphedema. 

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Topics: breast cancer, swelling, lymphedema

The Different Types of Breast Cancer

Posted by Judith Munoz, M.D. on Oct 22, 2016 9:12:00 AM

For a lot of people, the words “breast cancer” might suggest a single type of cancer with one type of treatment. In reality, “breast cancer” is an all-encompassing phrase to describe the many different types of cancers that can affect the breasts. Let’s talk about the most common types of breast cancers and how they can affect you. 

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Topics: breast cancer, types of breast cancer

Exercise: Powerful Breast Cancer Medicine

Posted by Jamise Crooms, M.D. on Oct 19, 2016 9:03:00 AM

Evidence continues to mount that exercise is beneficial for breast cancer survivors during and after treatment. Numerous studies suggest that exercise not only helps lessen the side effects of treatment, but may also help prevent cancer recurrence. 

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Topics: breast cancer, breast cancer and exercise

Why Breast Cancer Support Groups Could Be an Important Part of Your Cancer Journey

Posted by Joan Wolochin, L.M.S.W., OSW-C on Oct 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Unless you’ve gone through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, you can’t imagine the physical and emotional road that is traveled on this difficult journey.  Hopefully, you’ll never experience it. But if you are one of the 1-in-6 people who do have to endure this, you’ll need support. That’s why breast cancer support groups like the one at Kelsey-Seybold are so important. Your best support comes from people who have “walked in your shoes."

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Topics: breast cancer, breast cancer support group, cancer support group

Five Myths About Breast Cancer

Posted by Puja Sehgal, M.D. on Oct 24, 2015 8:30:00 AM

While there is a lot of good information regarding breast cancer, there’s also misinformation that continues to be spread about this potentially life-threatening disease. Here are five common myths regarding breast cancer and the real truth about each one.

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Topics: breast cancer, myths about breast cancer, breast cancer screening, breast cancer myths

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