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 Topic Overview
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Should I have a gene test for breast cancer?
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  What should I do if I'm at high risk for breast cancer?
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  What type of surgery should I have to treat early-stage breast cancer?
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Should I use chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer?
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Should I have breast reconstruction after mastectomy?
 Cause
 Symptoms
 What Happens
 What Increases Your Risk
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
 When To Call a Doctor
 Exams and Tests
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having Mammograms?
 Treatment Overview
 Surgery
 tamoxifen
 aromatase inhibitor
 trastuzumab (Herceptin)
 Prevention
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer: What Should I Do if I'm at High Risk?
 Home Treatment
 Actionsets help people take an active role in managing a health condition.  Lymphedema: Managing Lymphedema
 Medications
 Capecitabine
 Carboplatin
 Doxorubicin
 Paclitaxel
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
 fulvestrant (Faslodex)
 Aromatase inhibitors
 tyrosine kinase inhibitors
 Surgery
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy for Early-Stage Cancer?
 Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy)
 Partial or segmental mastectomy
 Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.  Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?
 Other Treatment
 Radiation treatment
 Other Places To Get Help
 Related Information
 References
 
 
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