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Breast Cancer Specialists Coralville IA

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Thomas Heriot Carter, MD
Coralville, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1983

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Barrie Anderson, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1967

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Sarah A Holstein
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Farzana D Paskankar, MD
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Margarida De Magalhaes-Silverman, MD
(319) 384-9156
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Hisakazu Hoshi
(319) 356-1763
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Susan L Roman
(319) 384-9497
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mohamed A Radhi, MD
(404) 936-8324
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al-Mustansiriyah, Mustansiriyah Med Coll, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1988

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Thomas Larry Warren Jr, MD
(319) 384-9891
200 Hawkins Dr Ste C304GH
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mark W Dion
(319) 356-2699
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Breast Cancer

Think you might have breast cancer?   What causes it  and what are the risk factors, types of screening tests, and treatment options?  Read below.  While you're here, why not Try our Diet Wizard to find out which weight loss programs can help you lose the weight?

Breast Cancer

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Summary

Also called: Breast carcinoma

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there a number of risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include

Age - the chance of getting breast cancer rises as a woman gets older

Genes - there are two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, that greatly increase the risk. Women who have family members with breast or ovarian cancer may wish to be tested.

Personal factors - beginning periods before age 12 or going through menopause after age 55

Other risks include being overweight, using hormone replacement therapy, taking birth control pills, drinking alcohol, not having children or having your first child after age 35 or having dense breasts.

Symptoms of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in size or shape of the breast or discharge from a nipple. Breast self-exam and mammography can help find breast cancer early when it is most treatable. Treatment may consist of radiation, lumpectomy, mastectomy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

Common Kinds of Breast Cancer

There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast, like the ducts or the lobes.

Common kinds of breast cancer are

Ductal carcinoma. The most common kind of breast cancer. It begins in the cells that line the milk ducts in the breast, also called the lining of the breast ducts.
 

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The abnormal cancer cells are only in the lining of the milk ducts, and have not spread to other tissues in the breast.
 

Invasive ductal carcinoma. The abnormal cancer cells break through the ducts and spread into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body.

 

Lobular carcinoma. In this kind of breast cancer, the cancer cells begin in the lobes, or lobules, of the breast. Lobules are the glands that make milk.
 

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). The cancer cells are found only in the breast lobules. Lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, does not spread to other tissues very often.
 

Invasive lobular carcinoma. Cancer cells spread from the lobules to the breast tissues that are close by. These invasive cancer...

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