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Taking My Life Back After Two Bouts of Breast Cancer

November 2nd 2022

I experienced two separate breast cancer diagnoses, and the aromatase inhibitors I was prescribed drastically decreased my quality of life. Then, I found a way out.

My Team of Local and Research-Based Oncologists Is the Best of Both Worlds

November 2nd 2022

Since I have stage 4 breast cancer, I wanted an oncologist affiliated with a research institution. However, I hated the prospect of frequent long drives for care. Luckily, I got the best of both worlds.

Evolving Paradigm of TNBC Means One-Size-Fits All No Longer Applies to Treatment

November 1st 2022

Over the past 20 years, chemotherapy has remained the primary treatment for triple-negative breast cancer. However, recent advancements have shown that a one-size-fits all treatment approach no longer works.

Every Day Financial Toxicity: Even With Good Insurance, the Smaller Costs of Cancer Care Add Up

November 1st 2022

When people say. “It’s just $35 to see a specialist,” they miss the entire issue of cancer-related financial toxicity.

Views on Breast Cancer Awareness Month from a TNBC Survivor

October 31st 2022

As a breast cancer survivor, I was intentional about spreading a certain messages this month: anyone can be diagnosed with breast cancer, and education about the disease could help save lives.

Take a Break from the Darkness of Cancer and Draw a Halloween Monster

October 31st 2022

I know that cancer is not lighthearted but wanted to offer a fun Halloween drawing activity for those affected by the disease.

When Dealing With Cancer, You Must 'Find Your Person'

October 28th 2022

I was lucky to find “my person,” when dealing with cancer: someone who was experiencing similar situations as I was, even if she was thousands of miles away.

I Chose to Celebrate the Small Victories With Cancer

October 28th 2022

When I was first diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, I initially thought, “why me?” Now I wonder, “why not me?”

A Cancer Support Group Gave Me Space to Heal

October 27th 2022

Brest cancer treatment was a scary experience, but thankfully a survivorship support group helped me heal.

Patients With Cancer, Survivors and Caregivers Point Out the Flaws With ‘Pinktober’

October 26th 2022

CURE® surveyed its audience to learn more about what they think about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sometimes known as “Pinktober”. Here’s what they had to say.

I’m Learning to Outsmart Cancer

October 26th 2022

If I put all my energy into fighting breast cancer, I’d be bringing the disease into focus every day. Instead, I’m working on outsmarting cancer.

Silicone Film Skin Dressings May Prevent a Certain Side Effect in Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiation

October 25th 2022

Mepitel Film skin dressings reduced rates of radiation dermatitis — a type of skin-related side effect — compared to standard of care in women undergoing radiation for breast cancer, according to recent research.

Thoughts on Breast Cancer Awareness Month: the Disease Is No ‘Stroll Through the Park’

October 24th 2022

Truly raising awareness for breast cancer — or any other disease — can’t be done with walks and colorful ribbons, but through seeing the people who are affected by the illness.

Cancer Forced Me to Learn to Be Sick

October 21st 2022

I was never sick before cancer, so my diagnosis made me learn how to be ill and accept the kindness of others.

HER2-Low Classification Is a 'Big Leap Forward' for Breast Cancer Treatment

October 21st 2022

Enhertu's FDA approval marked a major milestone in the breast cancer space, as it was the first drug to be approved for patients with HER2-low disease.

Adopting a Dog Helped Me Out of the Post-Cancer and COVID-19 Rut

October 21st 2022

When I found myself struggling with anxiety and depression after cancer and COVID-19, I decided a therapy dog might be a good idea, so I adopted one.

Blink-182 Bassist to Include Lymphoma Diagnosis in His Book, Hall-of-Fame Pitcher Bruce Sutter Dies of Cancer and More

October 21st 2022

From Blink-182’s bassist Mark Hoppus discussing his cancer experience in an upcoming book to Bruce Sutter, a Hall-of-Fame pitcher and Cy Young winner, dying of the disease, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Self-Advocacy Is Critical in Cancer Care

October 20th 2022

It is essential that patients with breast cancer speak up to their health care providers, be it advocating for genetic testing or discussing symptoms.

Shifting Thoughts About Pinktober and Breast Cancer Education

October 20th 2022

My view on Breast Cancer Awareness month — aka “Pinktober” — shifted after my daughter was diagnosed.

How Breast Cancer Survivors, Patients Can Cope With Sensation Loss and Numbness After a Mastectomy

October 19th 2022

Chest numbness following a mastectomy can be truly daunting, but patients with breast cancer don’t have to suffer in silence — and it may not be something they have to live with.

Young Age, Triple-Negative Disease May Increase Brain Metastases Risk in Inflammatory Breast Cancer

October 18th 2022

These results, which showed that a patient with inflammatory breast cancer may have an increased risk for brain metastases if certain factors are present, may alert patients and doctors to consider routine brain scans while they undergo treatment for their disease.

Will There Be a Resurgence of Ki-67 Scoring in Breast Cancer?

October 18th 2022

An FDA approval put Ki-67 scoring — which may predict tumor growth — in the spotlight, but what that means long term to patients depends on who you ask.

My Trip to the White House as a Patient With Cancer

October 17th 2022

My trip to the White House to advocate for myself and other patients with cancer was an empowering and memorable experience.

The Fear of Cancer Recurrence is Real, Natural and Nearly Universal

October 17th 2022

There are ways to manage the fear of cancer recurrence, so it doesn’t become overwhelming or debilitating. Physicians like me and a network of resources are here to help.

When Pinktober Brings Another Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 17th 2022

Here are some tips on how I helped a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

I’m Letting Go of the Victim Mentality and Celebrating Life Post-Cancer

October 13th 2022

I recently decided to stop feeling like a victim in life after cancer. Instead, I’ll celebrate life every day.

A Patient With Breast Cancer Explains How Her Job Saved Her Life

October 13th 2022

A woman with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk ducts of the breast — shares how her experience as an employee at a breast cancer research facility helped her push against doctors who minimized her ultrasound findings and how her Ki-67 score informed her treatment choices.

New Approaches Have Emerged that May Better Treat Secondary Breast Cancer Years After an Initial Diagnosis

October 12th 2022

“Novel approaches to immunotherapy, targeted therapy and combinations with standard chemotherapy are all areas of current research interest,” says an expert at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sarcoma Center in Boston. “(Secondary breast cancer) can be very challenging when it recurs, so we need to continue to work toward improving systemic therapies through ongoing international trials and collaboration across the community of patients and physicians. That’s what’s going to help us improve outcomes.”

How to Use Drawing as a ‘Creative Break’ From Cancer

October 12th 2022

A professional illustrator and former cancer caregiver uses a detailed step-by-step approach using simple shapes such as circles and rectangles to demonstrate how others can easily draw a lion.

FDA to Speed Up Review of Trodelvy for HR-Positive, HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 12th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration granted a priority review to Trodelvy for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.