A Worthwhile Investment
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a turning point, a moment at which patients need to start determining what seems like the right treatment path and exerting their best efforts to make it happen.
Treatment for breast cancer is progressing ever forward, with new options routinely making their way into the oncologist's toolbox.
Mustering the Courage to Decide on Treatment
Choosing a treatment based on data can be fraught with challenges, but it can make all the difference.
Medical Illustration: Breast Cancer
Certain drugs target estrogen receptor-positive or HER2-positive breast cancers. Research is examining whether better drugs or combinations can improve outcomes.
Positive Energy: Preventing Local Recurrence of Breast Cancer With Radiation
Radiation therapy after surgery can help prevent the local recurrence of breast cancer, and new methods are allowing doctors to tailor the technique to meet the needs of individual patients.
On the Fence: The Pros and Cons of Breast Screening
Amid debate about how much screening should be used to detect breast cancer, women at average risk should know the pros and cons.
A Different World: Metastatic Breast Cancer
In terms of both treatment and the emotional perspective of patients, metastatic breast cancer is different from other stages of the disease.
Considerations for Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Breast reconstruction surgery is common after breast tissue is removed during a mastectomy or, less often, a lumpectomy.
Lumpectomy or Mastectomy for Localized Breast Cancer: A Personal Decision
For those with localized breast cancer, surgical options may include either lumpectomy or mastectomy, and patients have free rein about which to choose.
Breast Cancer Treatment Plan Should Include Weight Management
If obese when diagnosed, women with certain breast cancers face a higher risk of recurrence — but they still have time to change that outlook.
Preventive Drugs Keep Cancer "and Fear" Away
"I always felt that I would get breast cancer. It was only a question of when," says Shari Levy. Levy's mother died of breast cancer, and Levy, who has dense breasts, has had five breast biopsies.
Improving Outcomes and Accommodating Preferences in Earlier-Stage Breast Cancer
The latest tweaks to medical strategies can improve outcomes while accommodating the preferences of women with earlier-stage breast cancers.
Angelina Jolie Sparks Rise in Genetic Testing for Treat Breast Cancer
Angelina Jolie has highlighted the benefits of genetic testing and surgery to prevent hereditary breast cancer, but women must also consider the risks.
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