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NCI-funded researchers are working to advance our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer. They are also looking at how to address disparities and improve quality of life for survivors of the disease.
The holidays bring celebration, tradition, and joy, but also obligation and expectation. This season can be stressful under the best circumstances, but add a cancer diagnosis or treatment into the mix, and the weight can become unbearable.
My name is Patrice Exantus, and I'm 42 years old. Currently I’m going through a divorce, which is a difficult transition after 15 years of marriage. My ex-husband and I share three children: Sheldon, aged 24; Isaac, aged 13; and Janiya, the youngest at 12...
Under certain circumstances, people with breast cancer may have the opportunity to choose between total removal of a breast (mastectomy) and breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radiation.
ERX-41, discovered by UT Southwestern scientists, exploits a previously unrecognized weakness in breast cancer and other solid tumors.
If your doctor suspects breast cancer, you’ll likely have a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
Women treated for breast cancer who have good skin care and who exercise after treatment are less likely to develop lymphedema. Newer types of lymph node surgery have also helped decrease lymphedema risk.
It’s not exactly my fault that I’m overweight. Weight changes, more specifically, weight gain is a popular topic in any breast cancer circle. Look at online communities and discussion boards and you will see women diagnosed with breast cancer, inquiring about the side effects of breast cancer treatment, and whether that will cause weight gain.
Mindfulness can significantly improve brain health and pain perception in breast cancer survivors, according to a small Canadian study.
When it comes to your medical history and health concerns, what you choose to divulge is up to you. At the time of your cancer diagnosis, you may have decided to keep that information to yourself rather than sharing it with your coworkers.