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Breast Cancer & Benign Breast Disease Resources

The information contained in our website and in the links below does not constitute medical advice. Its purpose is to help educate and inform you and to help you develop an understanding of your condition or treatment so that you can ask questions and discuss what you learn with your physician. This is NOT intended to take the place of evaluation and discussion with your doctor. Use this simply to help further the discussion with your healthcare professionals.

Benign breast disease and breast diagnostic tests (ductogram, etc.)

Breast Disease (includes benign disease) from Medline
Breast Nipple Discharge and Its Evaluation Frederick R. Jelovsek MD, MS
Breast, Nipple Discharge Evaluation
Benign Breast Disease
Breast Health

Breast Disease
Benign breast disease: When to treat, when to reassure, when to refer
Evaluation of Common Breast Problems
Benign Breast Disease and Breast Cancer Tutorial

Guidelines for the Referral and Primary Care Management of Patients with Breast Symptoms (United Kingdom) Breast Health Center
TransMed: Breast Diseases - Physician Guidelines - Breast Care - 2003

Breast Health Screening
Breast Diagnostics and Biopsy

Ductogram/Galactogram: Imaging the Breast Ducts
Sentinel Node Biopsy

Current Status of Positron Imaging for Breast Cancer by: Jacqueline Brunetti, M.D.

It is important to look at a variety of sites. While we have tried to include ones we expect to stay more current, it is the nature of the Internet that some have more current information related to newer treatments than others. We also encourage you to do a Medline journal search once you have a complete diagnosis (so you can narrow your search) in order to get most recent studies and trials. - Breast Cancer Informative Material: Breast Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines
Breast Cancer Medscape Patient Eduction Center
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Breast Cancer article
ASCO Patient Guide: Understanding Tumor Markers Breast
Breast Cancer Net
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Cancer Control Issue on Breast Cancer 2004 Moffitt
Breast Cancer
Tamoxifen - Information on Tamoxifen including uses and side effects - Breast Cancer Informative Material: Breast Cancer

Tumor Markers for Breast Cancer (and colorectal) from ASCO
Understanding Your Breast Pathology Report
Treatment Decision Tools:
   Breast Cancer Tool

Be sure to also check are general Cancer links for more information that might be helpful to you. 

Breast Cancer News

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