Sheba Medical Center Israel Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer among women in the United States. As with many types of cancer, early detection of breast cancer is crucial to a favorable treatment outcome. That is one reason why we at Sheba Medical Cancer Center use state of the art imaging and other diagnostic techniques to find and classify breast cancer before it can spread. We make the latest in mammography tools available to our patients as part of our breast cancer treatments.
The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the milk ducts. Lobular carcinomas, which start in the gland tissue, are the second most frequently seen. Although many breast cancers are first discovered as a lump in the breast, not all breast lumps are cancerous. Both frequent self-examination and regular mammograms are vital to the early discovery of breast lumps.
At Sheba Medical Cancer Center, we understand that a diagnosis of breast cancer can be devastating for both our patients and their families. We are dedicated to comprehensive, holistic care for our patients and their families so that they have the support they need during this difficult time. Our multidisciplinary team provides excellent physical, social, and psychological care in our quest to give world class medicine with a personal touch.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
There are many factors that can affect the chances of developing breast cancer, including having children and early puberty or late menopause. Some of these risks include:
Although men can certainly develop breast cancer, the vast majority of breast cancer cases are seen in women.
Women who have previously had breast cancer have a larger risk of developing cancer again in the same breast.
Breast cancer can affect women of any age, but is much more frequently seen in women over age 55.
Individuals with dense breast tissue or certain conditions, like fibrocystic breasts, are more prone to breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of breast cancer include:
- Nipple Inversion
- Pain in the Breast
- Swelling in the Breast
- Non-Milk Nipple Discharge
- Lump in the Breast
- Scaly, Red, or Irritated Nipples or Breast Skin
Types of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is categorized by the size of the tumor and how far the cancer has spread. A simple staging system is:
Abnormal cells are present but are limited to the breast tissue. This is often called carcinoma in situ or precancer.
In this stage, the tumor has either grown to a large size or there is now significant involvement in at least four of the close lymph nodes.
The tumor is small and has either not spread to any lymph nodes at all or to only a few lymph nodes.
The cancer has become metastatic, meaning it has spread to distant lymph nodes and/or organs.
The tumor remains small but has grown, or the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in close proximity. In some cases, the primary tumor is no longer detectable.
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Breast Cancer Treatment in Israel
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