ONCOLOGY

Lymphedema

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Pathogenesis Print Section Listen Lymphedema is caused when protein-rich fluid accumulates in the interstitium due to impaired function of lymphatic tissues. Proteins and other macromolecular wastes with water constitute lymphatic…

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Disparities in Breast Cancer

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Disparities in Breast Cancer: Introduction Print Section Listen Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy in the United States and worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that more than…

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Diet and Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivorship

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Diet and Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivorship: Introduction Print Section Listen Accumulating evidence suggests that lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity and dietary patterns may impact breast cancer prognosis. Observational…

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Surgical Complications and Management

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Surgical Complications and Management: Introduction Print Section Listen The complication rates following surgery of the breast and axilla are considered low. The mortality after these procedures is less than 1%;…

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Fertility, Sexuality, and Menopausal Symptom Management

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Fertility, Sexuality, and Menopausal Symptom Management: Introduction Print Section Listen Improvements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer have resulted in a growing number of breast cancer survivors. It…

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Guidelines for Follow-Up

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Guidelines for Follow-Up: Introduction Print Section Listen Breast cancer survivors number more than 2,000,000 in the United States alone.1 Improvements in screening technology, increased uptake of screening, and advances in…

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Tumor Registry

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Tumor Registry: Introduction Print Section Listen High quality cancer registries are critical for any modern health care system. They provide organizations and governments with vital data for allocating public health…

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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Introduction Print Section Listen The treatment of breast cancer was dominated by radical mastectomy or modified radical mastectomy of the affected breast prior to the 1970s….

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Introduction Print Section Listen Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of breast cancer, having relatively distinct clinicopathological features and the…

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