Module 1. Understanding Breast Cancer

Animation - Understanding Breast Cancer

This animation explains what breast cancer is and how it develops. You can learn about the signs and symptoms to watch for, and the factors that can increase the risk for getting breast cancer. Breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and types of breast cancer are also explained. You can also learn about the different ways that breast cancer is treated – including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, combination treatments, and clinical trials.
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Animation - Understanding Breast Cancer
1. Animation - Understanding Breast Cancer
Slide Show - Understanding Breast Cancer
2. Slide Show - Understanding Breast Cancer

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This educational activity has been developed by
American Breast Cancer Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.