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Bringing Hope at a Dark Hour for Patients With Brain Metastases

February 10th 2022

A colleague honors Dr. Nancy U. Lin for her dedication to improving outcomes for patients with metastatic breast cancer by creating a team of neuro experts to help women with brain metastases.

Every Patient With Cancer Needs a Compassionate Coordinator to Guide Them Through Clinical Trials

February 10th 2022

A senior clinical trial coordinator and research trial nurse is honored for gently guiding patients with cancer through the entire clinical trial process with empathy and devotion.

My Breast Friend: The Woman Who Helps Women Feel Beautiful After Breast Cancer Surgery

February 9th 2022

One woman created an accessible and affordable business to help women regain confidence after breast cancer surgery through prosthetics.

I Shouldn’t Have to Read a Medical Dictionary to Understand ‘Cancer Vocabulary’

February 8th 2022

After my cancer diagnosis, I was thrust into a world where I rarely understood what was happening to me. An easy-to-understand “cancer vocabulary” would have surely eased my confusions.

One Woman, Many Lakes: Swimming to Raise Awareness for Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 8th 2022

A retired teacher with breast cancer is recognized for her dedication to raising money and awareness for metastatic breast cancer by swimming across as many lakes as possible.

11 Years After Losing My Hair to Chemo, I Decided to Donate My Locks to Children With Cancer

February 7th 2022

A breast cancer survivor explains why she was inspired to donate her hair to make wigs for children with cancer 11 years after she lost her own hair during chemotherapy treatments.

A Helpline for Patients With Breast Cancer in Relentless Pursuit of Patient Support

February 6th 2022

After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis at age 43, one woman became involved in advocacy with SHARE Cancer Support, spending hours speaking to women on the phone about treatments, emotional impacts and personal issues related to their breast cancer.

The All or Nothing Cancer Narrative: Why ‘Living With Cancer’ Is a Confusing Phrase

February 5th 2022

A mother of a breast cancer survivor who has lost loved ones to the disease explains why the phrase “living with cancer” doesn’t make sense, because there is no escape from it after diagnosis.

Channeling Anger Into Advocacy After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

February 5th 2022

A colleague explains how one woman transformed the devastation of her breast cancer diagnosis into a “war strategy” of advocacy, starting at her kitchen table.

Don’t Let a Mirror Define Your Self-Worth

February 4th 2022

I was hesitant to glance at myself in the mirror in the year after my breast cancer surgery. But I soon learned that I was more than just my image, and I encourage others to do the same.

A Gifted Voice and Passionate Advocate for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

February 4th 2022

A colleague describes an oncology nurse who goes above and beyond as both a dedicated nurse to her patients’ care and an advocate in the field of metastatic breast cancer.

Fighting to Give Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer a Voice

February 3rd 2022

A medical oncologist is recognized for her contributions in organizing the first international conference dedicated solely to metastatic breast cancer in an effort to give patients a platform to share their stories.

Building Bridges of Inclusion in Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

February 2nd 2022

A man describes his wife’s tireless efforts to advocate for people of color in the metastatic breast cancer field, where many still face disparities within care, inclusion in clinical trials and survival outcomes.

A Tireless Champion for Change in the Metastatic Breast Cancer Field

February 1st 2022

A colleague describes how a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer that later metastasized felt a lack of support and research, leading her to launch support programs for other patients and step into the advocacy field.

Torn Between Looking ‘Normal’ and Being Myself: A Cancer Survivor’s Newfound Breast Envy

January 31st 2022

A breast cancer survivor describes how preparing an outfit for her son’s upcoming wedding and seeing social media photos of other women sparked body envy within her for those who have not been affected by breast cancer surgeries.

Soul Survivor: How One Breast Medical Oncologist’s Personal Experience With Surviving Cancer Influenced Her Patient Care

January 30th 2022

A colleague writes about a medical oncologist who has a rare metastatic breast cancer diagnosis but still manages to go above and beyond for her patients while dealing with her own cancer treatments, and how her empathy guides her.

We Don’t Need More Pink Ribbons for Breast Cancer — We Need Treatments and Hope

January 29th 2022

A mother writes about her daughter — a nurse with metastatic breast cancer who passionately cares for patients even while undergoing chemotherapy — and how more treatment options are desperately needed.

Limiting Alcohol Consumption During Cancer Treatment May Improve Health, Lessen Risk for Additional Diagnoses

January 28th 2022

Patients who limit alcohol intake during their cancer treatment may experience several health benefits, according to physicians from Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology.

I Survived Cancer and Now COVID-19. Here’s What I Learned

January 28th 2022

A man with breast cancer explains how contracting COVID-19 led him to discovering the benefits of slowing down.

Knowledge Is Power: How NBC’s ‘The More You Know’ Influenced My Cancer Experience

January 27th 2022

A breast cancer survivor discusses how researching cancer risks and environmental factors made her feel better equipped with information against the disease.

Support From Beyond: How My Deceased Loved Ones Helped Me Navigate My Cancer Journey

January 24th 2022

A survivor of multiple cancers explains how “visits” from deceased friends and loved ones made her feel safe before undergoing treatments.

‘Make an Impact and Seize the Day’ Says Cancer Survivor Who Launched Kindness Challenge

January 21st 2022

Lorelei Colbert was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at 28 and used her experience to launch the “Chemo to Kindness” challenge that inspired others around the world to do acts of good.

Survivor Sisters: How Two Different Cancers in Non-Biological Siblings Created an Unbreakable Bond

January 19th 2022

A woman living with metastatic breast cancer shares how her relationship with her sister who was adopted from Korea transformed after they both received a cancer diagnosis.

FDA Speeds Up Review of Enhertu for Previously Treated Unresectable/Metastatic HER2-Breast Cancer

January 17th 2022

After the drug showed promising results in the DESTINY-Breast03 trial, the FDA granted Enhertu a priority review, meaning that it plans to make its approval decision on it by the end of the second quarter of 2022.

How Can We Get Young Women to Get Annual Mammograms?

January 17th 2022

One breast cancer survivor shares the experience she had with her daughters in trying to get them to understand the importance of participating in preventive screenings.

Higher BMI in Adulthood May Limit the Immune System’s Ability to Fight Breast Cancer

January 14th 2022

New findings demonstrated that adult patients with breast cancer and increased BMI had an association with different types of immune cells around their tumors that may affect how their body attacks the cancer cells.

FDA Target Dates for Potential Cancer Drug Approvals in Early 2022

January 10th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide on whether to approve certain cancer regimens within the first few months of the year. Here’s what patients with cancer should know.

Keytruda/Chemo Combo Is ‘Great News’ for Patients With TNBC, ‘But We Need Much More’

January 6th 2022

An expert discusses improvements in survival outcomes for patients with triple-negative breast cancer who received Keytruda plus chemotherapy — now considered the standard of care — but urges that more researched is always needed for this patient population.

Aromatase Inhibitors Reduce Recurrence Risk, But Not Death Rates, in Premenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer

January 5th 2022

Premenopausal women with ER-positive breast cancer experienced a decreased rate of recurrence when given an aromatase inhibitor, compared with those given tamoxifen. However, more research is still needed, an expert said.

Novel Drug Combo Induces Encouraging Results in Patients With Heavily Pretreated Breast Cancer

January 3rd 2022

The use of Faslodex plus the investigational drug samuraciclib was considered safe in individuals with heavily pretreated hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.