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Black Women With Breast Cancer Have a Higher Risk of Developing Lymphedema Than White Women

December 7th 2021

Black race is associated with a 3.5-fold increased incidence of lymphedema in women with breast cancer treated with axillary lymph node dissection and radiotherapy, according to recent data.

CURE® Honors Patients, Advocates, Oncologist in Inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes™ Award Program for Increasing Awareness

December 7th 2021

CURE’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Heroes™ Award Program expresses gratitude to the heroes who impact the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

What a Mother of a Cancer Survivor Really Wants for Christmas

December 6th 2021

A mother of a young breast cancer survivor shares the letter she wrote to Santa explaining her only Christmas wish.

The Ins and Outs of Risk Stratification, Managing Side Effects and Survivorship in Breast Cancer

December 6th 2021

Patients who understand their roles and responsibilities may better help their care teams understand what they may be at risk for in their cancer survivorship.

The Multi-Billion-Dollar Business Behind Cancer: Why Is it a Commodity?

December 5th 2021

A male breast cancer survivor takes a critical look at the confusing marketing campaigns that surround his disease.

From Mourning to Spreading Awareness: Former Caregiver Educates Men on Breast Cancer

December 2nd 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a man explains how his late wife’s breast cancer diagnosis changed his life and his understanding of the disease.

Some Patients With Breast Cancer Can Forego Chemo, Research Suggests

December 1st 2021

Certain post-menopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer may be able to only undergo endocrine therapy after surgery – sparing themselves from the chemotherapy side effects.

Avoid These 3 Supplements Before Breast Cancer Surgery

November 30th 2021

Certain over-the-counter supplements can make chemotherapy less effective or even be the reason a breast cancer surgery is delayed.

Expert Talks the Who, What and When of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

November 24th 2021

By understanding family history, an individual can better reveal their genetic breast cancer risk and whether or not they are a candidate for genetic testing.

The Pre-Thanksgiving Paradoxical Mammogram: Grateful for It All

November 24th 2021

A breast cancer survivor describes the mixed bag of emotions she has about getting a routine mammogram the day before Thanksgiving, and how she remains joyous and thankful yet cautious and fearful.

Understanding Radiation Therapy as a Patient with Breast Cancer

November 23rd 2021

Being informed and educated may help patients with breast cancer make a treatment decision and feel less afraid.

Cancer Isn’t Over After You Ring the Bell

November 20th 2021

A caregiver and mother of a breast cancer survivor explains the common misunderstanding people have when asking how her daughter’s health post-treatment.

Breast Cancer Treatment Commercials Fail to Show the Reality of Metastatic Cancer

November 19th 2021

A woman living with metastatic breast cancer explains why TV commercials depicting carefree, happy people do not reflect the reality of her experience. “My life and the lives of those affected by metastatic breast cancer is anything but normal. Too many of us are dying every day,” she writes.

Role of Patient Advocates in Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 19th 2021

The panel provides closing thoughts on patient advocacy and advocacy activities.

Clinical Trial Considerations in Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 19th 2021

Julie Larson, LCSW, provides insight into reasons for joining clinical trials, finding trials from peers, and trials for purposes other than cancer treatment.

In Sickness and in Health: When Both Partners Have Cancer

November 18th 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, actress and comedian Jessica St. Clair and writer Dan O’Brien share their cancer stories and how they channeled their emotions through creativity.

Unpacking the Current Treatment Options for Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 17th 2021

An expert explains what treatment strategies are available for patients with metastatic breast cancer, how far research has come and why patients shouldn’t lose hope.

Locating Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

November 17th 2021

The panel discusses resources available for locating relevant clinical trials for patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Overview of Clinical Trials

November 17th 2021

Shirley Mertz, MA, JD, provides an overview of clinical trials and how they are conducted.

How to Prepare for Breast Cancer Surgery: Know What Questions to Ask

November 16th 2021

A breast surgeon discusses what patients and their caregivers should know before breast cancer surgery.

The Complexity of Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment

November 15th 2021

Navigating discussions around treatments for early-stage breast cancer may be difficult, but feeling comfortable with one’s cancer team and knowing about all the available options may help.

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit Outside of Therapy Session: November 13, 2021

November 13th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Breast Cancer Summit Outside of Therapy Session on demand.

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit Novel Therapies Session: November 13, 2021

November 13th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Breast Cancer Summit Novel Therapies Session on demand.

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Early-Stage Breast Cancer Session: November 13, 2021

November 13th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Breast Cancer Summit Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Early-Stage Breast Cancer Session on demand.

While I’m Busy Living With Metastatic Cancer, My Body Is Still Aging

November 12th 2021

A woman who has been living with metastatic breast cancer for seven years reflects on the strangeness of her body aging. “It’s the one thing I never imagined would happen after being diagnosed with and while living with a terminal illness – I’m actually getting old,” she writes.

Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials: The Racial Disparities of Breast Cancer Research

November 10th 2021

Sheila McGlown provides insight into the underrepresentation of women of color in clinical trials for breast cancer and discusses reasons for these disparities.

Addressing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

November 10th 2021

The panel elaborates on the racial disparities in the care of breast cancer and the need for systemic change to address these disparities.

One-Breasted ‘Simpsons’ Character Stands Tall Against Breast Cancer

November 5th 2021

A woman who had an aesthetic flat closure after her mastectomy due to breast cancer explains what the new “Simpsons” character, Dr. Wendy Sage means to her.

FDA’s New Recommendations on Risk of Breast Implants an ‘Enormous Step Forward’ For Patients With Breast Cancer

November 4th 2021

The FDA’s recommendations are aimed at helping individuals and patients with breast cancer make better informed decisions about the decision to receive breast implants, according to experts.

Embracing Daily Hope After a Cancer Diagnosis

November 4th 2021

Seven years into a diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer, one woman has also nurtured hope.