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Is Breast Cancer an Occupational Hazard?

Is Breast Cancer an Occupational Hazard?

The most commonly occurring cancer for women today is breast cancer. There have been studies which suggest that breast cancer in women is caused by abnormal sleep hours. This puts women who work at night at a higher risk of getting the disease. To date, though, Denmark is the only country which has awarded compensation for night shift women workers …

Options by Cancer Stage

Options by Cancer Stage

Different treatment options and sequences are considered for each stage of breast cancer. The charts below are designed to give you an idea of the treatments your doctor may recommend for you once the stage of breast cancer you have has been determined. These treatment plans are not exact — your own treatment plan may be different, depending on your …

Stage IIIB and Inoperable IIIC Of Breast Cancer

Stage IIIB and Inoperable IIIC Of Breast Cancer

 

Treatment Options
STAGE IIIB and Inoperable IIICtumor of any size with spread to tissues near the breast (skin of the breast or muscles or ribs of the chest wall), and possibly to lymph nodes in the area (IIIB) OR
tumor of any size with spread to lymph nodes in or near the breast and to lymph nodes in or near the neck …

Stage IV

Stage IV

 

Treatment Options
STAGE IVthe cancer has spread to other organs of the body — most often the bones, lungs, liver, or brain

Treatment to the Breast
surgery, radiation, or both may be used, depending on many individual factors

Treatment to the Lymph Nodes
enlarged lymph nodes may be treated if they are producing signs (medical findings) or uncomfortable symptoms

Chemotherapy
chemotherapy almost always recommended

Hormonal Therapy
hormonal therapy used …

Stage IIIA and Operable IIIC of Breast Cancer

Stage IIIA and Operable IIIC of Breast Cancer

 

Treatment Options
STAGE IIIA and Operable IIICtumor greater than 5 cm with lymph nodes involved (IIIA) OR
tumor less than 5 cm and lymph nodes under the arm involved and clumped together (IIIA) OR
any size tumor with spread to more than 10 lymph nodes in or near the breast and/or lymph nodes near the neck or under the collarbone (operable IIIC)

Treatment to …

Avastin

Avastin

Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) is a targeted therapy that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in combination with Taxol (chemical name: paclitaxel) in February 2008 to treat people with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer who haven’t yet received chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer.