December marked another busy month that included a few exciting days at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), a five-day conference geared toward an international community of more than 7,000 physicians, researchers, and advocates. The purpose of the annual meeting is to share and discuss data and insights from groundbreaking research on breast […]
Your head feels foggy — you just called a child or friend by the dog’s name and the dog is wondering why it hasn’t been fed. As a woman with breast cancer, chances are you’ve heard of chemo brain but you’re not going through chemotherapy. Instead, your doctor has you on anti-estrogen medication. However, you […]
You’ve gone through surgery. Now your doctor has you on tamoxifen and you’ve been experiencing side effects such as hot flashes, nausea and mood swings. You understand that tamoxifen reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence, but you may be wondering if you can continue dealing with tamoxifen side effects for a full 10 years. Chances […]
From the very beginning of your journey, you are encouraged to focus on yourself and your treatment while fighting early-stage, estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. But, the financial burden from out-of-pocket medical expenses can build up and distract you from this focus. You didn’t budget for cancer. No one budgets for cancer. For example, […]
Advancements in breast cancer screening have increased cancer detection in patients previously not considered at risk for disease and have helped diagnose the disease at earlier stages. Breast cancer screening and early detection have been game changers for patients and their healthcare teams. Finding cancer early in patients opens up a variety of treatment options for both the initial and survivorship phases.
Researchers continue to push for progress in all aspects of screening, diagnosis and monitoring disease. Advances in our knowledge of breast cancer biology have led to the development of diagnostic methods that can help to tailor the treatment plan to specific types of breast cancer.