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HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Advice from Patients and Caregivers

April 4th 2022

Sophie Mueller provides advice for patients and caregivers with breast cancer who may be in similar situations.

Utilizing Integrative Care in Metastatic Breast Cancer

April 1st 2022

In CURE’s Speaking Out video series, on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Andrea Kassem discusses integrative care in metastatic breast cancer.

‘Driving Your Care’: Planning Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Brain Metastases

April 1st 2022

In CURE’s Speaking Out video series, on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Dr. Nancy Lin discusses treatment planning for patients with breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain.

Patient Offers Advice on Advocating for Quality of Life, Second Opinions in Metastatic Breast Cancer

April 1st 2022

In CURE’s Speaking Out video series, on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Myra Camino discusses her experience as a patient advocating for herself after her stage 4 metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

Being Involved in Decision-Making Through the Multidisciplinary Approach to Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

April 1st 2022

In CURE’s Speaking Out video series, on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Dr. Nancy Lin discusses the multidisciplinary approach to metastatic breast cancer care.

Surviving Cancer Is ‘Agonizingly Slow'

March 29th 2022

Spring has arrived, and along with it has come fresh challenges and new perspectives regarding my cancer survivorship.

The Hunt for Perfect Post-Mastectomy Boobs Continues

March 28th 2022

Since having both breasts removed in 2014, I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect replacements. Through trial and error, I’ve gone through the good, the bad and the ugly, but finally came across a product that seemed to meet my needs.

‘Today Show’ Anchor Hoda Kotb Discusses Fertility Issues Following Cancer Diagnosis, Pfizer Pulls Blood Pressure Drugs Due to Cancer Concerns and More

March 25th 2022

From Pfizer issuing a voluntary recall of three blood pressure drugs due to a high level of a cancer-causing chemical to “Today Show” co-ancho Hoda Kotb discussing her struggles with fertility after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Let It Go: A Popular Disney Song Taught Me How to Live After Cancer

March 25th 2022

I let go of knowing I won’t ever be without anxiety of my cancer growing again and let go of the idea of any “old me” returning. I was now focusing on the “new me.”

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: A Caregiver’s Perspective

March 24th 2022

Sophie Mueller, Jocelyn’s daughter and caregiver, explains her perspectives as a caregiver to Jocelyn and how that impacted her life.

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Patient Experience with Support System

March 24th 2022

Jocelyn Mueller details her experience with her caregiver and the describes the support she received from her community as she continues her journey.

Potential FDA Cancer Drug Approvals on the Horizon This Spring

March 24th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration plans on reviewing multiple new cancer therapies this spring.

After Forming a Bond With the Oncologist, We’re Hoping Our Goodbye Is Forever

March 21st 2022

Eventually, my daughter will stop seeing her oncologist, and while I appreciate all that he has done, I hope that they part ways forever.

There’s No Denying Cancer Survivorship Is Hard, But We Can Get Through It

March 21st 2022

During my treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, there was a plan for every situation, but once I entered survivorship, I was in uncharted territory.

HER2-Targeting Post-Operative Treatment for Breast Cancer: The Patient Experience

March 17th 2022

Jocelyn Mueller describes the treatment process with sub-cutaneous HER2-targeting therapy post-operatively and some of the adjustments that she made to her daily life.

Sub-Cutaneous Versus Intravenous HER2-Targeting Post-Operative Treatment for Breast Cancer

March 17th 2022

Jocelyn Mueller, a patient with HER2-postive breast cancer, explains the recovery process after surgery and the impact that the availability sub-cutaneous HER2-targeting therapy has had on her breast cancer journey.

Male Cancer Caregivers Navigate A Gauntlet of Challenges, Often Under The Cover of Darkness

March 15th 2022

Regardless of a man’s age, providing care to a partner or family member with cancer has been shown to take a drastic toll on their health. To make matters worse, research shows many men struggle in silence.

Marathon ‘Streakers’ Say They Won’t Stop Running Until a Cure for Cancer is Found

March 15th 2022

As The DONNA Foundation’s 15th annual marathon brings the breast cancer community together, two “streakers” discuss why they continue to participate in every marathon.

Novel Drug Fails to Improve Survival in a Certain Group of Patients With Breast Cancer

March 14th 2022

Treatment with amcenestrant failed to improve survival when compared with a physician’s choice of a single-agent endocrine therapy in patients with metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer.

FDA Approves Lynparza for Treatment of Certain Patients With High-Risk, Early-Stage Breast Cancer

March 11th 2022

The FDA’s decision to OK Lynparza is based on data from the OlympiA trial, which showed that Lynparza reduced the risk of invasive breast cancer recurrences, second cancers or death by 42% versus placebo after initial treatment with chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Cannot Be Cured, But There Are Many Ways Patients Can Reduce its Severity

March 11th 2022

The pain and numbness from chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy — commonly referred to as CIPN — can severely impact the lives of patients with cancer, though there are ways that patients can mitigate the intensity or live better with the condition.

Former ‘Law & Order’ Star Discusses Wife’s Cancer Journey, ‘Sesame Street’ Actor Emilio Delgado Dies From Multiple Myeloma and More

March 11th 2022

From Emilio Delgado, the actor who portrayed Luis on “Sesame Street”, dying from multiple myeloma to actor Benjamin Bratt discussing his wife’s breast cancer journey, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Cancer Changed My Relationship With Pain: ‘Being a Trooper’ Is Not Always a Good Thing

March 10th 2022

After seeing my brother go through extraordinary pain because of lymphoma and then surviving breast cancer myself, I always pushed through the pain — even when I shouldn’t have.

Decades' Worth of Reconstruction Advancements Have Transformed the Lives of Many Patients Who Underwent Debilitating Cancer Treatments

March 10th 2022

Aesthetic appearances, according to an expert at the UCSF, are often important for patients following the surgical treatment of cancer. Advancements in this space over the past 20 years have allowed many to patients to look as normal as possible.

Novel Advancements Have Led to More Tailored Treatments of Brain Metastases in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

March 9th 2022

Over the past several years, multiple treatment advancements have given oncologists the ability to better target brain metastases in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

Personalized Breast Cancer Treatments ‘Allows Us to Start With a Less Toxic Therapy’

March 8th 2022

When early-stage breast cancer regimens are based on an individual patient’s risk, there may be an opportunity to improve outcomes while mitigating severe side effects, too.

Body Image After Breast Cancer: Regaining Confidence Takes Time

March 8th 2022

Sara Montiel shares her experience and how time helped her find the confidence she needed for herself and her young daughter

Can Reading Erotica Keep My Sexual Flame Burning After a Cancer Diagnosis?

March 7th 2022

Cancer took a toll on mine and my husband’s sex life, but after a great sexual encounter on New Year’s Eve, I wondered if adding erotica into our relationship might help keep that passion alive.

Why I Advocate During Lymphedema Awareness Month

March 6th 2022

I was frustrated when I developed lymphedema after my 2014 breast cancer surgery, but have since turned those negative feelings into advocacy for others who may be affected by the condition, too.

Newer and Unconventional Treatment Methods May Better Manage Breast Cancer Side Effects in the Future

March 4th 2022

From the use of anti-depressants to cryotherapy, researchers continue to explore potential ways to mitigate the side effects that are associated with breast cancer therapy.