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October 2017

Number PFS007, October 2017

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Cancer is caused by several different factors. A few types of cancer run in families. These types are called “hereditary” or “familial” cancer. They are caused by changes in genes that can be passed from parent to child. Changes in genes are called mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other types of cancer. HBOC syndrome is linked to mutations in several genes, but the most common are called BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inheriting one of these mutations increases the risk of getti...


Number Number 182, September 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 103, April 2009)

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Number FAQ178, September 2017

What is a screening test? A screening test is used to find conditions in people who do not have signs or symptoms. This allows early treatment.


Number AP178, August 2017

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Number FAQ171, June 2017

What is cystic fibrosis (CF)? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease that affects a person’s long-term health and lifespan. It often causes problems with digestion and breathing. In some cases, CF can be a mild disease. But in most people with CF, it poses a serious risk to a person’s health. The average lifespan of a person with CF is 37 years. Those with a milder form can live into their 50s.


SP026 Tejido normal del seno Los senos están formados por glándulas mamarias, grasa y tejido fibroso. Este tejido fibroso está compuesto por fibras microscópicas y es lo que le da forma a los senos. Cada seno tiene de 15–20 secciones que se llaman lóbulos. Cada lóbulo contiene muchos lobulillos pequeños. Los lóbulos terminan en decenas de diminutas glándulas mamarias que pueden producir leche. Los lóbulos, lobulillos y las glándulas mamarias están unidos por tubos delgados que se denominan conductos. Problemas y afecciones benignas en los senos The American College of Obstet...


Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you. Some examples include the birth control pill, intrauterine device (IUD), patch, condom, or implant. Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer, colon cancer, or other types of cancer. Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu, human papillomavirus (HPV), and more. Health Screening Get screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis, and more. Depression Screening Depression is a common but serious illness. Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe. To diagnose depression,...


Number FAQ026, March 2017

What is a benign breast condition? A benign breast condition is one that is not cancer. These problems often go away on their own or are easily treated. Because a few benign breast conditions can increase your risk of getting cancer in the future, you may need to have follow-up tests or exams with your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) or other health care professional.


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December 2016

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