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There are a variety of factors that increase breast cancer risk, some of which respond well to risk-reducing medications. The term “chemoprevention” is a term often used to describe a number of risk reducing drugs intended for the purpose of decreasing breast cancer risk.
Whenever women have an operation for breast cancer, surgeons routinely check the armpit to see if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. This is called a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Read the rest of this entry »