Important Terms

DCIS Breast Cancer Explained

DCIS Breast Cancer Explained

What is DCIS Breast Cancer? DCIS is one of the most popular terms in relation to breast cancer. There are about 40,000 cases per year. Although we use this term on many of our videos, one of the most popular questions asked by our viewers is, “What exactly is DCIS? […]

The Difference between a Benign and Malignant Tumor

The Difference between a Benign and Malignant Tumor

What Is the Difference between a Benign and Malignant Tumor? A tumor is an overgrowth of the tissue. Tumors can either be benign or malignant. But, there is often confusion about the difference between benign and malignant tumors. To clarify the difference between these tumors, Breast Cancer Answers Medical Director […]

Breast Biopsy Options

Breast Biopsy Options

Breast Biopsy Procedures Many people have heard of the term biopsy but don’t know exactly what it entails. Those who have an abnormal mammogram or lump in the breast may be advised to get a breast biopsy, where a doctor removes a small piece of breast tissue for testing. Patients […]

Explaining Proliferation

Explaining Proliferation

What is Proliferation? Breast cancer patients are often overwhelmed by the amount of new medical terms they hear from their physician and see on the internet. Our viewers have often asked us what these terms mean, including proliferation. Dr. Jay Harness explains that proliferation is something that stimulates the cells […]

How Do I Know If I Have Dense Breasts?

How Do I Know If I Have Dense Breasts?

Do I Have Dense Breasts? When you visit your radiologist for your mammogram, you should ask one important question, “Do I have dense breast tissue?” Finding out your breast density can be critical information. Learning if you have dense breasts might help you catch breast cancer in it’s earlier stages […]

The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team for Breast Cancer

The Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team for Breast Cancer

What Is the Importance of a Multidisciplinary Team for Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer Answers Medical Director Dr. Jay Harness frequently talks about the importance of sourcing a reliable multidisciplinary team as soon as you are diagnosed with breast cancer. We have often been asked from our viewers, “What is a […]