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Having a Breast Biopsy: A Review of the Research for Women and Their Families

This summary can help you talk with your doctor or nurse about breast biopsy. If you have a breast lump or shadow on your mammogram, a breast biopsy tells if it is cancer or not. This summary will tell you about the different kinds of breast biopsies. It will tell you what to expect if you have a breast biopsy.

Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Consumers [Internet] - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).

Version: May 26, 2016

Use of psychological interventions in women diagnosed and under treatment for non‐metastatic breast cancer

We reviewed the evidence for the effect of psychological interventions on the psychological impact, quality of life and survival among women with non‐metastatic breast cancer (that is cancer that has not spread beyond the breast).

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2015

Efficacy and safety of trastuzumab in metastatic breast cancer

Tumours characterised by the presence of the HER2 protein are found in about one in five women with metastatic breast cancer. These tend to be more aggressive and the prognosis and choice of treatment are affected. Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) is a targeted biological drug (a monoclonal antibody) that attaches to the HER2 protein, blocking the growth of malignant cells.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2014

What happens during a biopsy?

A biopsy (taking a tissue sample) is one of the most commonly used medical tests. Tissue samples can be analyzed in order to find out, for instance, whether a suspicious lump is harmless or dangerous.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: February 10, 2016

Male Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of male breast cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 5, 2017

Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 6, 2017

Breast Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for breast cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: February 22, 2017

Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 5, 2017

Smart Health Choices: Making Sense of Health Advice

This book aims to help consumers and practitioners develop the skills to assess health advice – and hopefully to make decisions that will improve the quality of their care. For some people, making better-informed decisions could be life saving. We hope that it will be useful if you are struggling to come to terms with an illness or injury, and the best ways of managing it. Or you may simply want to lead a healthier life, and may be wondering how to make sense of the often conflicting flood of health information that deluges us every day, through the media, and from our friends and health practitioners.

Hammersmith Press.

Version: 2008

Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of metastatic cancer that has spread from an unidentified primary tumor.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: March 6, 2017

Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for prostate cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: February 17, 2017

Unusual Cancers of Childhood Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of unusual cancers of childhood such as cancers of the head and neck, chest, abdomen, reproductive system, skin, and others.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: June 23, 2017

Ewing Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of Ewing sarcoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 15, 2017

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for liver (hepatocellular) cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 31, 2015

Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for skin cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: June 21, 2017

Penile Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of penile cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 14, 2017

Neuroblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood neuroblastoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: June 23, 2017

Esophageal Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for esophageal cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 27, 2015

Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of osteosarcoma/malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 15, 2017

Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of malignant mesothelioma

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: October 21, 2016

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