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The Search for a Post-Mastectomy Swimsuit Can Be as Puzzling as Wordle

May 12th 2022

Finding a swimsuit if you have not chosen reconstruction after breast cancer can be a challenge, but there are many ways to find what best works for you.

FDA’s Extension of Lynparza Approval an ‘Exciting Thing’ for Certain Patients With Breast Cancer

May 11th 2022

The FDA’s extended approval of Lynparza, according to an expert, gives patients with early-stage, high-risk breast cancer a reasonable treatment option to consider.

When Old Friends Ask How Things Are With My Family, I Avoid Talking About Our Cancer Experience

May 11th 2022

Should I mention my daughter’s cancer diagnosis, or keep people blissfully unaware, and say that we’re all doing fine?

One-of-a-Kind Cancer Care Across 1,000 Miles

May 11th 2022

While one woman always assumed her aunt Judy provided excellent cancer care, she learned it firsthand upon her own diagnosis.

Extraordinary Oncology Nurse, Extraordinary Person

May 7th 2022

Donna MacDonald, B.S.N., RN, OCN, CCM, goes beyond her duties as a nurse to advocate and support her patients.

For Mother’s Day, I’m Hoping to Help Prevent Hereditary Cancer

May 6th 2022

With Mother’s Day upon us, I’m advocating for better genetic cancer screening so that no more children are motherless on this day.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ Star Announces Cancer Diagnosis, Woman Receives Prison Sentence for Faking Cancer Treatment to Collect Donations and More

May 6th 2022

From “Leave It to Beaver” actor Tony Dow revealing his cancer diagnosis to a woman faking a cancer diagnosis to collect $100,000 in donations and a European soccer star finishing treatment, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

FDA Approves Enhertu for Subset of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 5th 2022

The FDA’s approval of Enhertu in this setting, according to an expert, marks an important milestone and will allow patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer to be treated in an earlier line, with the possibility of delaying disease progression.

I Had No Clue My Cancer Would Be So Hard on My Kid

May 4th 2022

Nobody prepared me for the hardest part of my cancer experience — the toll it would have on my 6-year-old son.

Kisqali Combo Allows Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer to Live Longer, With ‘More Quality Time’

May 4th 2022

Updated trial results showed that the use of Kisqali plus fulvestrant was associated with an approximate 33% decrease in risk of death for women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.

Hot Weather, Hot Flashes, Hot Mess: Dealing With Cancer-Related Hot Flashes in the Summer Months

May 3rd 2022

I used to love spending time outdoors during the warm weather, but when I started getting hot flashes after my cancer-related oophorectomy, enjoying hot days got a bit trickier.

Is My Drinking Water Carcinogenic Now, Too?

May 3rd 2022

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, I’ve been vigilant about reading the labels of items I buy to see if they contain carcinogens, but I never thought about the potential chemicals in my drinking water... until recently.

A Quiet Hero for Patients With Cancer

April 29th 2022

Not only have Margaret Campbell's, own patients benefited from her dedication, but so many patients in the United States and around the world have access to better treatments due to her contributions.

Osteosarcoma Survivor With Leg Amputation Models for Popular Fashion Brands, Oasis Guitarist Receives Cancer Diagnosis and More

April 29th 2022

From an osteosarcoma survivor modeling inclusivity in the fashion world to rock guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs being diagnosed with cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Enhertu Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Unresectable/Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

April 28th 2022

After Enhertu showed promising clinical trial results, the Food and Drug Administration agreed to speed up the development and review of the drug for certain patients with unresectable or metastatic breast cancer.

10 Things That Helped Me Show Up for Chemo As My Best Self

April 27th 2022

From my “game-day uniform” to a playlist that made me feel ready to seize the day, here’s what helped me prepare for my days in cancer treatment.

Until Sugar Is Definitely Linked to ‘Feeding Cancer,’ We’ll Celebrate Birthdays With Cake

April 26th 2022

If there was a certain diet that could prevent my daughter from going through the perils of chemotherapy, she’d do it in a heartbeat. But science doesn’t back the sugar-feeds-cancer myth.

Depicting the Grind of Cancer Through Art: How Deconstructing the Disease Led a Mother to Own Her Diagnosis

April 26th 2022

Alex Mallonee has found it inspiring to depict his mother’s journey with breast cancer through art, and hopes others affected by cancer will feel the same.

Combating a Cancer Treatment Side Effect Turned Me Into a 'Calcium Junkie'

April 25th 2022

After my breast cancer metastasized to my lungs, I was put on a PARP inhibitor, which caused an unexpected side effect that, unfortunately, happens like clockwork.

Things I Wish I Knew Before Breast Cancer

April 22nd 2022

There are so many things I wish I’d known before being diagnosed with breast cancer, but if I’d known them all in advance, I wouldn’t have learned many valuable lessons.

Cancer and COVID-19 Have Taxed My Imagination

April 21st 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be winding down, I’ll still be masking up, knowing that it could return as quickly as it left.

Less Surgery Shown to Preserve Better Long-Term Quality of Life in Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

April 19th 2022

Patients with early-stage breast cancer are advised to ask their provider what the least invasive treatment option is available to them that gives them both a great cure rate and a much better quality of life.

Hoping For a Miracle: Mental Health Care Should Be Standard Treatment for All Cancers

April 18th 2022

A trauma therapist who specializes in cancer would have been helpful for my wife and I as we navigated her cancer experience, but the option was never discussed at our health care visits.

A Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference Helped Me Connect With Hope

April 15th 2022

When I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I did not know there were so many other people like me until I attended Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer.

FDA Speeds Up Development of New Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

April 14th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration granted a fast-track designation to Bria-IMT for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Risk Factors to Consider Before Breast Reconstruction Surgery

April 12th 2022

Anemia and anticoagulant use were both associated with higher blood loss and drainage volume, which may prolong a hospital stay after breast reconstruction surgery, according to recent study results.

Navigating Cancer Test Results Is Challenging for Patients and Their Caregivers

April 10th 2022

When my late wife was diagnosed with BRCA2-related triple-negative breast cancer, I realized how important medical literacy is for patients and their loved ones.

Sentinel Node Biopsies ‘Not Likely to Have a Major Impact’ on Outcomes for Older Women With Breast Cancer

April 7th 2022

The presence of cancer in the lymph nodes may not be the strongest indicator of the need for adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer, according to recent study results.

Crazy Cancer Cures: Google is Not Your Friend

April 5th 2022

After being diagnosed with cancer, I scoured the internet for ways to live as long as possible and found some helpful tips and not-so-helpful “cures.”

Enhertu Bests Standard of Care in Potentially Preventing Disease Progression, Death in Previously Treated HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

April 4th 2022

Certain patients with metastatic breast cancer may benefit from Enhertu compared with standard of care with Kadcyla despite higher rates of side effects including lung inflammation and interstitial lung disease.