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 […]
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.
Fighting cancer can be complicated. Whether you are just beginning your journey to fight estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer or are approaching your 5 year anniversary and are wondering what’s next, you have options to consider and discuss with your healthcare team.
To help supplement the conversations with your physician, below, we have included some helpful information and links from trusted sources about each stage in your journey to fight early stage ER+ breast cancer.