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FAQ's

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  • Am I going to survive this illness? Is breast cancer an automatic death sentence?
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  • How did I get breast cancer?
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  • What can I do to prevent recurrence of breast cancer?
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  • Will I lose my hair from whatever treatment my doctors recommend?
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  • Will people treat me differently because I have breast cancer?
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  • What is a second opinion and should I get one?
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  • Does a lumpectomy cure breast cancer as effectively as a mastectomy?
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  • How quickly must I make decisions regarding treatment?
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  • How can I tell if a lump in my breast is cancer or not?
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  • Can I become pregnant if I have had breast cancer?
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  • What is a clinical trial?
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  • Should I participate in a clinical trial?

    How can I tell if a lump in my breast is cancer or not?

    With data from a mammogram and/or a biopsy, a trained physician can determine whether a lump in your breast is cancer. If you discover a lump, you should go to a doctor as soon as possible, not try to figure it out yourself. Lumps are not necessarily cancer, but if yours is, you will want to treat it while it is in its earliest stage.