Breast Cancer Tips

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer (other than skin cancer) among women in the United States. Each year, approximately 180,000 people will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and more than 60,000 will be diagnosed with in situ breast cancer. In order to reduce these numbers, researchers continue to explore new approaches to breast cancer prevention.  Check here for the latest tips regarding Breast Cancer.

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Recent Breast Cancer Tips


Ask the Doctor: How can I Ensure I am Getting the Care I need to Avoid Recurrence?

By Karen Syrjala, PhD Director of Biobehavioral Sciences and co-director of the Survivorship Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 10 tips for moving forward. Get a summary of your treatments.... Continue Reading

Understanding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Cancer and its treatment can come with a variety of complications, some more serious than others. What Is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw? Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a severe bone disease that occurs when... Continue Reading

What is Genomics & How is it changing the Management of Cancer

You’ve probably heard of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, but the more recent and broader field of genomics is also having a wide-reaching impact on patient care. To start with the more familiar... Continue Reading

Ask the Doctor: Am I at Genetic Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

By Mary Daly, MD, PhD, FACP Chair, Department of Clinical Genetics, Fox Chase Cancer Center Founder, Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center Director, Ovarian Cancer Consortium... Continue Reading

Tips for Coping with; Managing Hair Loss

One breast cancer survivor offers tips for clearing the emotional hurdle that hair loss can present. By Aarika Johnson I was diagnosed with breast cancer on my twenty-fifth birthday. Within two months... Continue Reading

Caring for Yourself During Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: How to Manage Hair Loss, Dry Skin, and Brittle Nails

Chemotherapy can be effective treatment for cancer but may also cause physical side effects that may be uncomfortable and affect your appearance. These side effects, however, are manageable. Hair Loss Hair... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Older Patients: What You Should Know About the Risk of Infection

As you may already know, chemotherapy works by attacking the rapidly dividing cells it finds in the body, particularly cancer cells because they multiply quickly. However, chemotherapy can’t differentiate... Continue Reading

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

It goes without saying that those who battle breast cancer are forced to endure an incredible amount of physical, mental, and emotional stress. After all, the impact of cancer extends far beyond the body—even... Continue Reading

Ask the doctor Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection

By Connie Lehman, MD Director of Breast Imaging Medical Director of Radiology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 10 Tips for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection 1. Get screened regularly. Early detection... Continue Reading

Set the Date… for Cancer Screenings

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team. By Juliana Hansen, MD The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before... Continue Reading

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