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New Way To Define Breast Cancer Opens Doors to Treat Previously-Missed Subtype of Patients

October 11th 2022

The designation of HER2-low status is rapidly reshaping how researchers and care providers not only think about, but also treat, breast cancer.

A Month of Pink Is Not Enough to Prevent Breast Cancer Deaths

October 11th 2022

I wish “Pinktober” was more about saving the people who will die from breast cancer and less about pink ribbons and sexualizing the disease.

No Second Thoughts About My Daughter’s Cancer Treatment Choices

October 10th 2022

It’s easy to question treatment choices patients with cancer make, but my job as the mother of a patient was to be supportive.

I Still Have a Life Despite Cancer

October 9th 2022

I didn’t let my cancer diagnoses get in the way of living life.

Cancer’s Emotional Scars Deserve Compassionate Healing

October 7th 2022

I turned my cancer-related depression and frustration with the health care system into something positive for others with the disease.

Standup Comedian and Self-Proclaimed 'Love Goddess' Judy Tenuta Dies From Cancer, New England Patriots Host a ‘Day of Pampering’ for Cancer Survivors and More

October 7th 2022

From the death of standup comedian and "Love Goddess" Judy Tenuta to professional sports hall-of-famers discussing their cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Coming Full Circle: How a Patient Worked With a Breast Cancer Drug Years Before Reclassification of Her Disease Led to the Same Treatment

October 6th 2022

A patient with metastatic breast cancer shares how she learned that her disease was recently reclassified as HER-2 low, and what it was like to first learn about the FDA-approved drug years before she would be prescribed the treatment.

Inflammation May Predict Chemotherapy-Induced Weakness in Older Women With Breast Cancer

October 6th 2022

High levels of inflammation, as well as high BMI and later-stage disease, may be predictors of weakness after chemotherapy treatment in older patients with breast cancer, which may hold potential in guiding treatment decisions.

Twitter Solved My Health Insurance Woes When Common Sense Got in My Way

October 5th 2022

The switch from private insurance to Medicare was a struggle — especially considering my need for cancer care — that was not solved by numerous phone calls, but by Twitter instead.

Thriving in Pink After Breast Cancer

October 5th 2022

Looking back on my breast cancer experience, I contemplate what it means to thrive.

Life After Cancer: I’m Embracing the New Me

October 3rd 2022

It’s been 20 years since my cancer diagnosis, and in that time, I’ve changed significantly.

I’m ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ in Life After Cancer

October 3rd 2022

After undergoing treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, I’m living my life with cautious optimism, and will always seek out joy.

From Hair Loss to Menopause, a Look at the ‘Good Stuff’ From Cancer Treatment

October 1st 2022

Cancer tried to kill me, but I came back even stronger than ever.

‘Freezing’ Nerves May Effectively Treat Post-Mastectomy Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors

September 29th 2022

A procedure that targets and freezes nerves that were damaged during a mastectomy may be a safe and effective method of relieving pain in breast cancer survivors.

During Cancer, I Learned That ‘It’s All Temporary’

September 29th 2022

The medical world has antidotes for many of the issues that arise from cancer treatments, so I learned to speak up about what I was experiencing.

Acupuncture Is a ‘Worthwhile’ Approach to Decrease Cancer-Related Pain, Expert Says

September 28th 2022

Acupuncture has been shown to decrease cancer-related pain, and it most recently was recommended by several organizations for certain patients with breast cancer.

From Cancer Progression to COVID-19, I Searched for Light During My Darkest Days

September 28th 2022

On the same day that I learned of my cancer progression, I also found out I had COVID-19. Here’s how I handled that dark period of life.

Katie Couric Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

September 28th 2022

Seasoned journalist Katie Couric revealed that she received a breast cancer diagnosis in June and underwent treatment for the disease this summer.

After a Cancer Diagnosis, I Became a 'Patient From Hell'

September 27th 2022

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I became a fierce advocate for myself.

Hereditary Cancer Demands a New Medical Discipline

September 27th 2022

I'm suggesting a new medical discipline called "previvology" that is dedicated to the detection of genetic mutations and the prevention or early detection of cancers that are associated with them.

Early-Phase Trial to Study Novel Drug, With or Without Keytruda, in Solid Cancers

September 27th 2022

The novel drug PY159 will be studied as a single agent and in combination with Keytruda for patients with certain solid tumors — including ovarian, pancreatic, lung, head and neck, colorectal and breast cancers.

Looking Back on My Cancer Experience, I Would Have Done Things Differently

September 27th 2022

I underwent cancer treatments during my lunch breaks at work. Looking back, I wish I took some time off.

Cancer Taught Me to Be OK With Things I Can No Longer Do

September 26th 2022

I’m surviving cancer while getting older, too — that means I can no longer do some of the things I did when I was younger.

Who Will Hold My Hand Through My Cancer Experience?

September 25th 2022

After I held my hand as my mom died, I wondered who would hold mine as I went through cancer.

When Cancer Treatment Leads to a Secondary Cancer: Survivor Shares Her Story of Angiosarcoma

September 23rd 2022

Seven years after completing breast cancer treatment, Angelia Carpenter was shocked to discover she had angiosarcoma, a rare cancer that may have been associated with her breast cancer treatment.

I’m a Third-Generation, Three-Time Cancer Survivor

September 22nd 2022

While I’m usually a private person, it’s important to me to share my three bouts with cancer so that others will learn their bodies and their family history.

Celebrity Cancer Stories Highlight an Unlevel Playing Field

September 21st 2022

It’s good that celebrities with cancer raise awareness about the disease, but I think that they can do more.

Antibody Drug Conjugates ‘Make Chemotherapy Targeted’ for Patients With Cancer

September 19th 2022

An expert explains how antibody drug conjugates work to treat cancer.

Fertility Preservation May Not Increase Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death

September 19th 2022

Opting for hormonal or nonhormonal fertility preservation is unlikely to affect a woman’s risk for death or disease recurrence after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer.

A String of Medical Appointments Made Me Realize My Fear of Cancer Recurrence

September 19th 2022

I never thought I’d admit experiencing fear of cancer recurrence, but at a recent medical appointment I realized that I struggle with this fear daily.