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Lump in auxiliary
Lump above collarbone
Noticing new nipple inversion
Thickening of breast
Changes in texture and puckering
Carcinoma In Situ (non invasive)
Hormone therapy is the manipulation of the body’s hormones by blocking them from binding to protein receptors on cancer cells.
Recommended for patients whose breast tumors contain hormone receptor protein.
Drugs/Strategies used in hormone therapy:
A lumpectomy is the removal of the tumor from the breast.
A mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast in which the tumor is located.