- Q What is the TNM breast cancer staging system?
Dr. Dede Bonner, Health EducationThe most common way to describe the stages of breast cancer is the tumor, lymph nodes, metastasis (TNM) staging system. It classifies cancers on the basis of their T, N, and M stages: T stands for tumor (its size and how far it has spread within the... Full Answer
- Q How common is breast cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBreast cancer is the most common cancer of women. Surprisingly, it is not limited to women: For every one hundred women who get it, so does one man. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily from one in twenty women in 1960 to... Full Answer
- Q Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) put me at risk for breast cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe Women's Health Initiative and a series of randomized controlled studies looked at large numbers of women. Women who were similar were randomly enrolled into one of two groups. One group received hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and one... Full Answer