MBC Treatment Options

There are various treatment options for MBC.  Treatment decisions depend on several patient and tumor factors. such as HR or HER2 status.  Systemic treatment options:  Most MBC is treated with systemic therapy.  Systemic therapy...

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Facts About MBC

20% to 30% of people diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will develop MBC.  MBC can occur any number of years after an initial diagnosis of early breast cancer, even after treatment and regular follow-up visits with your...

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What is MBC?

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as advanced or stage IV, is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body.  The common places for breast cancer to spread are the bones, lungs, liver, and...

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Isolating the Effects of Vitamin D

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Preventing Breast Cancer From Returning

A Head-to-head Comparison  Previous studies have shown that after a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer, a lumpectomy followed by WBI decreases the risk of the cancer returning in the same breast.  But many women do not...

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Preventing Breast Cancer From Returning

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A patient may be unable to tolerate the standard regimen due to frailty or because of other health problems, including those related to having had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or being treated for cancer in the past, explained...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Susan G. Komen  Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Helpline  If you or a loved one needs information or resources about clinical trials, call our Clinical Trial Information Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Where to find a clinical trial   BreastCancerTrials.org in collaboration with Susan G. Komen offers a custom matching service to help you find a clinical trial that fits your needs.  For people diagnosed with metastatic breast...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

More questions for the research team when considering joining a clinical trial.  What happens if I am harmed somehow in the study?  Is medical care provided and paid for by the study?  Is there a person already enrolled in the...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

More questions for the research team when you are considering going into a clinical trial.  How will you know if the treatment is working?  What medical expenses will be paid by the clinical trial?  Will my insurance cover the...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

More Questions for the research team:  What were the results of other studies on this treatment or technique?  Who chooses which type of treatment or procedure I will have?  Will I get a placebo?  What tests or treatments are...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Questions for the Research Team.  It’s a good idea to bring a list of questions and concerns.  Here are some questions that can be useful for your discussion.  Why is this study being done?  Who is sponsoring this study? ...

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Before joining a clinical trial, talk with the research coordinator, nurse or physician from the study.  This person can answer your questions and discuss any concerns you may have.  You may want to take a friend or family...

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