Breast Cancer, Childhood

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Breast Cancer, Childhood

Childhood breast cancer typically appears in the form of fibroadenomas tumors, which are benign (not cancerous). These tumors rarely become cancerous. Symptoms may include: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or under the arm; a change in the size or shape of the breast; dimples on the breast; an inverted nipple; and scaly, red, or swollen skin on the breast or nipple. Physical exams and imaging tests such as MRIs, ultrasounds, and X-rays, can all be used to diagnose childhood breast cancer. Malignant (cancerous) tumors in children and young adults are often more difficult to treat than in adults. Treatment may not be required if the tumors are benign, but to remove the tumor, surgery or radiation therapy is typically used.

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Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation

To raise awareness of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and meet the immediate needs of active cancer patients by providing assistance and support. Additionally, the foundation will work toward educating medical professionals and the community at large on how to detect Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Breast Cancer, Childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation

To raise awareness of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and meet the immediate needs of active cancer patients by providing assistance and support. Additionally, the foundation will work toward educating medical professionals and the community at large on how to detect Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

http://www.ksibcf.org

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cancer

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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Last Updated: 24 Feb 2011

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