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Chemotherapy,breast cancer,oncology
April 2, 2020

Chemotherapy or chemo is the most commonly adopted procedure to treat cancer. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells, which causes a person to be severely ill. The later cancer is detected, the more the chances are for it to prove fatal. Chemotherapy is a drug therapy that works by killing these cancer cells to either cure the person or to control further growth. Unlike radiation therapy or surgery, which target specific areas, chemotherapy procedure works on the

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breast cancer in males,oncology,chemotherapy
November 8, 2019

The percentage of men with breast cancer is extremely rare, compared to the prevalence among women. For men, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000, representing 0.4-1.2% of all male cancers. In 2018, about 2,550 men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease, compared with 2 million news cases for women in 2018. However, while the numbers are low, the risk remains real and should not be ignored. The "breasts" of an adult man are like the breasts of

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Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
September 30, 2019

Breast cancer found during pregnancy, breastfeeding or within a year following the birth of a baby is considered Pregnancy-associated Breast Cancer. It is a comparatively rare phenomenon with the incidence rate varying from 1/3000 to 1/10000. During pregnancy, the menstrual cycles stop in the mom-to-be and the levels of estrogen and progesterone go up. Prolactin, a hormone that tells the breasts to prepare for nursing, also increases during pregnancy. Such changes in the hormone cause

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Breast Cancer, breast cancer myths
September 24, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness has been a crucial concern for nations across the globe. While the diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening, it is important to understand that many of the known risk factors, such as genetics or ageing are beyond our control. As you read information, it is important to know what is right and what isn’t. For Breast Cancer too, there are multiple misconceptions that need correcting. Read below to know the most common myths against breast cancer and the facts

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