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119 Reasons Why Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Matters

October 13th 2021

I am in awe of what scientists have been able to discover, but we don’t know enough for those 119 women who will die this Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, nor for the 43,881 others who will die before the next Breast Cancer Awareness Month rolls around. We deserve more.

Social Impact of Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 13th 2021

The panel discusses the social impact of metastatic breast cancer diagnosis on the relationships in their lives.

Stories of Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 13th 2021

Shirley Mertz, MA, JD, Lisa Laudico, and Sheila McGlown share their stories of being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

FDA Approves Verzenio for Adjuvant Treatment of High-Risk Early Breast Cancer Subset

October 13th 2021

Verzenio marks the first CDK4/6 inhibitor approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer.

‘Coming Out’ to Cancer: LGBTQIA+ Discrimination in the Health Care System

October 12th 2021

Fear of facing discriminatory behavior within the health care system, along with other factors, may keep members of the LGBTQIA+ community from receiving cancer diagnoses.

Here's Why BMI May Not Be the Best Indicator of Breast Cancer Outcomes

October 12th 2021

Determining body composition – a more nuanced approach to predicting survival outcomes in patients with breast cancer – may be a more accurate indicator than BMI, according to one study.

Sometimes, With Cancer, What Goes Around Comes Around

October 11th 2021

Whether you expect it to or not, what goes around comes around when it comes to life and dealing with cancer, explains a breast cancer survivor.

Some Women With Breast Cancer Report Experiencing ‘Flat Denial’ From Surgeons Post-Mastectomy

October 11th 2021

Although many women with breast cancer report being satisfied with their decision to forgo reconstruction after a mastectomy, some indicate a lack of support from their surgeon as well as limited information on their options.

Wife of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Bayer Wins Its First Trial Over Roundup Cancer-Causing Claims and More

October 8th 2021

From the cancer diagnosis of Governor Ron DeSantis’s wife to the trial results in favor of Bayer over claims that Roundup has caused cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Effects of Early Menopause From Cancer Treatment May Be Eased With Hormone Replacement Therapy

October 6th 2021

Side effects from early-onset menopause from medical treatments may be mitigated with hormone replacement therapy.

Tell, Ask, Listen, Know: Close the Communication Gap Between Minority Cancer Survivors and Their Providers

October 6th 2021

Three experts discuss an intervention strategy to improve the lack of communication between minority women and their cancer care teams.

Navigating the Ins and Outs of Implant Reconstruction After Breast Cancer Surgery

October 6th 2021

Different breast implant options and potential complications may make the reconstruction process difficult to understand, but one expert discusses the importance of knowing what you want and hopefully avoiding postsurgical issues.

Going Down the Rabbit Hole of Dark Cancer Thoughts

October 5th 2021

A mother of a breast cancer survivor expresses the constant worry she lives with, wondering if cancer will wreak havoc on her daughter’s life again.

New Treatments in Breast Cancer May Lead to Less Toxicity, Improved Response Rates

October 4th 2021

Drugs like PARP inhibitors, immunotherapy and antibody-drug conjugates are making a great impact on the treatment of patients with several subtypes of breast cancer.

The Emotional Trauma of Breast Cancer: ‘Can Anybody Hear Me?’

October 3rd 2021

A breast cancer survivor explains that many people deal with long-term emotional trauma as a result of their cancer experience and argues that more should be done to address it.

A Tinge of Pink Is in the Air for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, But Is it Genuine?

October 1st 2021

This October it’s important to put your money towards breast cancer research or brands that are transparent in their support of research, prevention and awareness, explains a woman with metastatic breast cancer.

Rebuilding Your Dignity in the Aftermath of Cancer Wreckage

September 29th 2021

A cancer survivor writes about the traumatizing experience of undergoing mastectomy, dealing with her partner’s hurtful comments about her body and how she was able to rebuild her dignity.

Breast Cancer Survivor Reflects on Mammogram Hesitancy Through the Lens of COVID-19

September 28th 2021

How does COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy relate to fear of mammograms for breast cancer? A cancer survivor explains the connection.

Treatment Combination Breaks the '5-Year Ceiling' in Metastatic Breast Cancer

September 27th 2021

The combination is the first in advanced or metastatic breast cancer to have a survival benefit extending over five years.

Age, Other Health Factors Can Play a Role in Cancer Treatment Decisions

September 23rd 2021

The prescription of systemic cancer therapies varies based on a patient’s age, comorbidities, cancer stage and other variables, according to recent research.

The Meaningful Cancer Stories Behind the CURE® Poetry Contest Winners

September 21st 2021

The CURE® Poetry Contest winners explain what inspired each of their poems, from the death of a friend and oncologist who treated one survivor’s cancer to the emotional experience of losing hair during treatment.

Heart Issues After Breast Cancer Radiation: Left Side Has Twice the Risk

September 21st 2021

Coronary artery disease was far more common in young women with breast cancer who had radiation to their left breast than in those who had it to their right.

With Cancer, Quality of Time Matters More Than Quantity

September 21st 2021

A woman describes how caring for her mother, who has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, drastically changed her life and her priorities.

Catching Cancer Early Changed My Daughter’s Life

September 20th 2021

A mother and cancer caregiver expresses her frustration over the lack of breast cancer screening in young women and explains how catching cancer early saved her daughter’s life.

Medicare Eligibility May Be Associated With More Cancer Diagnoses

September 16th 2021

The eligible age of 65 years for Medicare may be discouraging patients from getting screenings and tests as they wait for more health coverage.

Gut Microbiome Can Affect Radiation Cancer Treatment

September 14th 2021

The overgrowth of fungi could cause the immune system to stop fighting cancer, according to a study.

Senator Amy Klobuchar Shares Breast Cancer Experience, Childhood Cancer Survivor Raises Money to Help Others, and More

September 10th 2021

From Senator Amy Klobuchar’s breast cancer experience to a 14-year-old survivor’s charity work for other children with cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

The Ultimate Male Breast Cancer Advocacy

September 8th 2021

A male breast cancer survivor asks, “How far are we willing to go for our cause?” He describes the advocacy work of two women who lost loved ones to male breast cancer.

Physical Activity May Help With ‘Chemo Brain’ in Breast Cancer

September 7th 2021

Moderate-to-vigorous exercise before and during chemotherapy for breast cancer may help with cancer-related cognitive decline, highlighting the importance of physical activity throughout treatment.

Cancer Treatment Pulled: Should The FDA Approval Process Be ‘Tweaked’?

August 31st 2021

One expert suggests that the FDA approval process of cancer drugs should remain but be on a case-by-case basis.