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William John Graham, MD
(580) 767-1300
5825 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Reg Med Ctr Of North, Ponca City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: St Joseph'S Cancer Ctr

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Michael Hailey
(225) 216-1118
9000 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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Frederic T Billings III, MD
(225) 767-1311
2320 Kleinert Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided By:
Judd E Patten
(225) 767-1311
4950 Essen Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

Data Provided By:
Dr.David S. Hanson
(225) 767-1311
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Richard Frank Burroughs, MD
(225) 387-7434
PO Box 2511
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sterling E Sightler, MD
(225) 216-3444
756 Colonial Dr Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided By:
Robert Lange Elliott
(225) 755-3070
17050 Medical Center Dr Ste 400
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

Data Provided By:
Ruben Fabrega
(225) 761-5200
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

Data Provided By:
Michael Jules Castine, MD
(225) 757-0343
8119 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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