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Breast cancer chemoprevention: Drugs that reduce risk

Breast cancer chemoprevention: Drugs that reduce riskPreventive medications can reduce breast cancer risk. Learn about how these drugs work, who should consider taking them, plus their side effects and health risks.By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’re at high risk of breast cancer, you may be able to improve your odds of staying cancer-free by taking…

Breast Cancer Facts and Fiction

There are plenty of myths surrounding breast cancer. The truth is, there is nothing that can officially prevent breast cancer from forming, but it’s important to differentiate the myths from reality. Every lump is not cancerous. If you do find a lump during a self-exam or if one is found during a mammogram, don’t automatically…

Breast calcifications

Breast calcifications are calcium deposits within breast tissue. They appear as white spots or flecks on a mammogram. Breast calcifications are common on mammograms, and they’re especially prevalent after age 50. Although breast calcifications are usually noncancerous (benign), certain patterns of calcifications — such as tight clusters with irregular shapes and fine appearance — may…

Breast cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk

Breast cancer prevention: How to reduce your riskBreast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits — such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active. Understand what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk.By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’re concerned about developing breast cancer, you might be wondering if there are steps you can take…