Frequently asked questions that need an answer

Do we know how cancer is created? Is it possible to prevent it?
Which woman should have genetic testing for mutations related to breast cancer?
Which are the mutation carrier options?
Is there a risk from the anual mammography radiation?
Is clinical examination imperative? Who should do it?
Is self-breast examination necessary?
When a woman should have a breast ultrasound performed?
What is the role of breast magnetic mammography?
Should preoperative biopsy be pursued?
Why the sentinel node biopsy is necessary? When should be done and how?
Which are the common complications of breast surgery?
Is the postoperative period difficult to cope with? Is the operation painful?
Should breast reconstruction start immediately after mastectomy?
When a patient should be submitted to chemotherapy?
When a patient should be submitted to radiotherapy?
Has breast cancer in young women worse prognosis?