Category: Breast cancer

MBC Partnering with Your Doctor

Treatment decisions should be a team effort between you and your doctor.  Asking the right questions will help you manage and determine the best course of action for your treatment.  You can ask your doctor: Can you recommend...

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More Breast Basics

120 seconds-Every 2 minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer. Source:   Breast Cancer Research Foundation  2018 Despite what you’ve heard, there’s no strong scientific evidence to suggest that any...

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Breast Basics

1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime Source ACS 85% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have any family history of the disease. Don’t blow off mammograms and your...

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Breast Cancer

6 symptoms to have checked (that aren’t a lump) Breast pain Skin irritation or dimpling Breast swelling Thickening of nipple or skin Nipple abnormalities Nipple discharge Source: Family Circle May 2018 ACS (American Cancer...

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Fewer Women Need Chemotherapy…

for early-stage breast cancer, reports Allison W. Kurian, MD. For women with stage 1 or stage 2 breast cancer, rates have dropped from 35 percent to 21 percent in recent years. More oncologists now order genetic profiling of...

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Increased Risk For Breast Cancer…

in women who are using or have recently used birth control pills, implants, injections, or intrauterine devices that release hormones, warns Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD. In a study of 1.8 million women, ages 15 to 49, breast cancer...

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Hair Saving Device

Two years ago the FDA approved scalp-cooling caps, which help breast cancer patients keep their hair during chemotherapy. Now, one such device, the DigniCap, has also been approved for patients with other solid tumor cancers....

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Being aware of breast cancer risk factors is the best way to determine and identify how you can reduce your risk. Keep in mind that risk statistics can be confusing. Before making sweeping changes based on the latest news...

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Advanced Breast Cancer

When breast cancer has spread to other organs such as the brain, bones, lungs or liver, it’s called advanced (metastatic) cancer. Most often, metastatic cancer develops when cancer recurs, though a small percentage of...

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