Does a Virus Lead to Breast Cancer?

By Vera Gruessner Could a disease be caused by a virus? Could breast cancer – a serious condition that leads to 40,000 deaths annually in the United States alone – be directly caused by a virus? This is the question that top scientists are attempting to...

Types of Benign Breast Conditions

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy A breast lump is typically found while doing a self exam, during a mammogram, or during an exam at your doctor’s office. There are two types of tumors: malignant and benign. Benign tumors are not cancerous. In addition to finding a benign...

Finding the Right Breast Cancer Specialist

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy When you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, the very first thing that comes to your mind is if there’s any hope in curing your disease; and, if there is, what is it or who are the persons who can provide you the right treatment? In a...

Does an Oil Cyst Mean Breast Cancer?

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy Because breast cancer is a feared and potentially deadly disease, the spotting of its likely signs on an individual’s breasts can cause great panic. Worse still, an individual could go through unnecessary but traumatic and stressful...

Understanding the Cancer Antigen 27.29 Test for Breast Cancer

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy The cancer antigen 27.29 test is a blood test used to monitor patients with breast cancer. Cancer antigen 27.29 is the only antigen blood test specific to breast cancer and it measures the levels of cancer antigens found in the blood. If your...