Sometimes there are no outward, noticeable signs of breast cancer, but the most obvious ones are lumps. The breast can also swell and become red, and the underarm lymph nodes can swell too and get bigger.
Check yourself regularly for any of those signs. It’s always safer to do self-tests, even though most breast lumps end up being noncancerous, (benign). Other signs to look out for are:
Always express any concerns: The more information Dr. Citro and his staff have, the better they can help you. Something you might not think is relevant could be a valuable piece of your health puzzle.
First, Dr. Citro will choose the necessary exams that you might need to undergo to get a diagnosis, including a:
If it turns out that you have cancerous breast cells, Dr. Citro assesses the stage of the cancer, if it’s spreading or not, and decide the right treatment options.
Cancer in the lining of the milk duct is the most common. Cancer of the lobules is where the breast milk is produced. Sarcoma, though rare, is a cancer of the connective tissue.
Dr. Citro can provide you with more tools and information to build your knowledge, and give you more understanding about your health.
Treatments depend on the size, stage, and severity of your cancer, but include:
Radiation therapy uses X-rays and protons to destroy cancerous cells.
Chemotherapy typically uses drugs to destroy cancerous cells.
Some cancers may respond to hormone therapy, which works to block, add, or remove hormones in your body to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells.
A lumpectomy is the surgery to remove the tumor, and a small amount of the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor.
A Mastectomy is a surgery to remove the entire breast.
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
This is a procedure where the doctor remove your lymph nodes.
Dr. Citro and his staff are available to help. Book online or call Nexus Care today to make an appointment.
We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
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