Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then every 6 months thereafter. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study.
Breast fibroadenomas are the most common type of non-cancerous breast tumor. They're made up of stroma fibrous connective tissues that support the mammary gland and adenosis lobes that have developed hyperplasia—an enlargement due to an increased rate of cellular reproduction. Many women compare them to marbles, as they are firm and able to be moved around by pressing on the skin.
During fine-needle aspiration, a special needle is inserted into a breast lump, and any fluid is removed aspirated. Ultrasound — a procedure that uses sound waves to create images of your breast on a monitor — might be used to help place the needle. After discussing your symptoms and health history, your doctor will do a breast exam and may order a diagnostic mammogram or a breast ultrasound.
If you feel a lump in your breast, try not to panic or worry. Most lumps are not breast cancer, but something less serious, such as a benign not cancer breast condition. Some lumps will go away on their own.
Some females have lumpy breast tissue called fibrocystic breastsit may be more painful during certain times of the month. They are not necessarily linked to cancer, they can be benign. These lumps are fluid-filled cysts rather than a mass of cells.
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesitylack of physical exercise, drinking alcoholhormone replacement therapy during menopauseionizing radiationearly age at first menstruationhaving children late or not at all, older age, prior history of breast cancer, and family history. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial.
The incidence and mortality of cancer metastasis is high worldwide. Despite of the chemotherapeutic agents, many cancer patients still take traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions as adjuvant treatments. Based on our previous investigations on anti-tumor, anti-angiogenic, anti-metastatic, bone protective and immunomodulating activities of various Chinese herbal medicines, four constituent herbs, namely Andrographis paniculataAcanthopanax senticosusCamellia sinensisand Hedyotis diffusa were eventually selected to form an innovative herbal formula.