General Anesthesia

Also called total body anesthesia, general anesthesia is basically the state of unconsciousness and unresponsiveness a patient is medically put into before a medical procedure. In other words, general anesthesia is a state of drug-induced coma. The drug(s) used to achieve this state is called an anesthetic. When in general anesthesia mode, the patient doesn’t […]

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Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy is a breast cancer surgery that helps remove just the cancer tumor and some of the nearby tissue. Unlike a mastectomy where the entire breast is removed, only a portion of the breast is removed in a lumpectomy, which is why lumpectomy is also referred to as “breast preservation” or “breast-conserving” surgery or partial […]

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Mastectomy

Mastectomy is a surgery that entails total removal of breast(s) in women or men. The surgery is invariably the resort when other breast cancer treatments such as lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery) cannot treat the cancer. Mastectomy is also performed to treat cancers that have come back post lumpectomy. Some women who currently do not have breast […]

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Non-Invasive Breast Cancer

Also referred to as carcinoma in situ or stage 0 cancer, a non-invasive breast cancer originates in the breast’s milk lobules or ducts and stays there. In other words, the cancer cells would not invade or grow into normal tissues beyond or within the breast if they are addressed in time. This cancer variant is […]

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Invasive Breast Cancer

Also referred to as infiltrating breast cancer, invasive breast cancer basically means the cancer has originated in the mammary glands or breast ducts and grows and spreads to the breast tissue, and also the lymph nodes and farther. The cancer spreads via the lymphatic systems or blood to other body parts. Signs There are no […]

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