Fear that breast cancer will return can affect survivors so profoundly they are unable to enjoy life. Having certain facts in hand and a surveillance plan can help dispel this fear. If not, counseling may be needed.
How aggressive should a woman be in her breast cancer treatment? Breast cancer specialist Stephen Grobmyer, MD, answers this question from our series, The Short Answer.
If your breast cancer treatment includes a mastectomy, you’ll want to learn more about reconstructive surgery.
Being diagnosed with cancer or any major illness is overwhelming and confusing. Here are seven questions to ask your oncologist so you can understand your stage, prognosis and treatment options.
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Some believe this pre-cancer, or stage zero cancer, should be treated conservatively while others believe that standard cancer treatment, including breast-conserving surgery, is best.
The best cancer treatment today embraces interdisciplinary patient care, and uses a broad approach with a team of health care and medical providers – all of whom are rallying for you.
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.
If you practice yoga, you know how therapeutic it is and how relaxed you feel afterward. Today, this 5,000-year-old practice is even proving to help breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. A recent study finds that when these patients add yoga to their routine, it helps counter some common side effects of radiation treatments, including … Read More
After hearing your doctor say “You’ve got breast cancer,” it’s hard to focus on what comes next. You’re understandably scared, and your mind probably is reeling. You’re not prepared – no one is – to have a conversation about your prognosis and medical choices. From oncologist Jame Abraham, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Medical … Read More
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, as well. A recent study of the drug anastrozole (Arimidex) has brought that role to light yet again. Below, my colleague Holly Pederson, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More