At some point during their lives, most women will experience some type of breast changes. Age, hormone levels, and certain medications can cause lumps, bumps, and discharge. While many women fear cancer, most breast problems are benign. Some of the more common benign breast conditions include fibrocystic changes, fibroadenomas, intraductal papillomas, and many others. You can find information about these conditions in this section.
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Although most breast conditions are benign, breast cancer is a major concern for many women. In fact, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. In this section, you can learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of breast cancer. You can also find information on different types of breast cancer and treatment options.
Breast diseases are an extremely personal issue, and it can be especially difficult to cope with breast cancer and its treatment. You can visit the pages on living and managing to learn more about how to deal with the many physical and emotional challenges that go along with a breast cancer diagnosis, as well as life after treatment.