Breast cancer elicits so many fears. You're afraid of death, of losing your body, or suffering because of an altered sexuality and so much more. Managing such fears can be eased by knowledge and information of treatment and options. That's why every woman should discuss her situation with the doctor in order to make the best decisions for her health. Unfortunately statistics reveal that women with the highest levels of stress also have the most aggressive forms of tumors.
Most types of breast cancer are easy to diagnose by microscopic analysis of the biopsy. There are however, rarer types of breast cancer that require specialized lab exams and only an expert professional may have the training to identify those and pass a diagnosis. Therefore, it's important whom you entrust with your medical tests and exams. Talk to the doctor and find out what steps should be taken for correct diagnosis.
The precise diagnosis leads to targeted treatment for the exact type of breast cancer in question. The doctor needs to tailor treatment to thus fit individual diagnosis and the patient's individuality. The various treatment options need to be discussed together in order to come up with the best course of action. All the pros and cons ought to be analyzed and presented to the patient, so that the woman knows what to expect and to be aware of what it's normal to the stage of treatment that she's going through.
Difficulties in treatment may arise when breast cancer includes more than just one area of malignancy. It is critical that the doctor investigates beyond the immediate site of the tumor, because secondary areas might appear on the mammograms and then, different treatments will be necessary. If such is your case, the specialist will most certainly recommend other exams such as ultrasound, MRI and various imaging techniques to make sure that the rest of the body has not been affected by the cancer.
Complex campaigns to support women suffering from breast cancer are conducted all over the world. Their aim is to help healthy women as well to prevent and protect their health by regular breast exams that might allow for the identification in the early stages of a mammal tumor. In under-developed countries, breast cancer is a number one leading cause in women. This is definitely a situation to fight against, and not accept without doing anything. We owe it to our wives, mothers and daughters!