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Disease Information

Breast cancer, female

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer prevention strategies include avoiding known risks, having a healthy lifestyle, and medications or surgery for those at high risk. Learn more about breast cancer prevention, risks and protective factors, and how to estimate risk in this expert-reviewed summary.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening is performed using mammogram, clinical breast exam (CBE), and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) tests. Learn about these and other tests that have been studied to detect or screen for breast cancer in this expert-reviewed and evidence-based summary.

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer treatment depends on several factors and can include combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone, and targeted therapy. Learn more about how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated in this expert-reviewed summary.

Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

Breast cancer treatment during pregnancy is the same as for nonpregnant women in the case of early disease. Advanced disease is usually treated with radiation and/or chemotherapy. Learn about breast cancer during pregnancy as well as possible effects on the baby in this expert-reviewed summary.

Childhood Breast Cancer Treatment

Most breast masses in children are not cancer. When breast cancer occurs in children, treatment options include surgery and radiation therapy. Learn more about the risk factors, symptoms, tests to diagnose, and treatment of childhood breast cancer in this expert-reviewed summary.