To treat breast cancer with surgery, you have two main options: mastectomy (complete removal of the breast) or lumpectomy (removal of only the part of the breast that has the cancer). How do you decide what is best for you?
Don’t underestimate the role you play on the care team of a best friend diagnosed with breast cancer. After all, she doesn’t just need her oncologist, her plastic surgeon, her social worker, her art therapist, her husband and her daughter. She also needs YOU. Not sure how to help? Our infographic offers 9 practical ways you can make … Read More
For years, researchers have explored the cardiovascular benefits of this diet. But did you know it has benefits related to cancer, too?
Breast cancer is a common concern for women — but misconceptions are common, too. It’s important to know the facts about diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Lymphedema most commonly occurs after surgery to remove lymph nodes in the armpit in breast cancer patients or lymph nodes in the groin to treat other types of cancer.
It’s important to know the characteristics of reliable medical screening tests. Use this list of criteria to be sure the tests are appropriate — and likely to do more good than harm.
When we talk about drugs for breast cancer, we often focus on medications used for treatment after a diagnosis. But medications can play a major role in prevention, too. There are more than 2 million postmenopausal women in this country who are healthy but who have an elevated risk of breast cancer. These women should … Read More
Two new studies show promising results for the use of radiation therapy to prevent breast cancer from coming back. The research shows that when patients with breast cancer received radiation therapy to their lymph nodes – not just the area of the breast where cancer occurred – cancer did not recur in the original site … Read More
When it comes to breast cancer risk, you’ve probably heard about family history and genetics. But have you heard about breast density? If you haven’t paid attention to density in the past, start now. In one recent study, 47 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 had what we call “mammographically dense” … Read More
Increasing exercise to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. Body fat has been associated with an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Canadian researchers found postmenopausal women who exercised at least 300 minutes per week were more successful at reducing total body fat compared … Read More