Aromatase inhibitors reduce risk for breast cancer recurrence in postmenopausal women. But joint pain, a common side effect, causes some women to stop treatment early. Learn more.
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.
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