Inflammatory Breast Cancer


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Ask Questions, Get Connected (October 1, 2016)

What does breast cancer awareness month mean to you? We’d like to hear from you—join us on facebook, twitter, or CancerConnect and join the discussion. On October 10th  at 6pm EDT, we will have... Continue Reading

Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy (April 11, 2016)

By John Leifer Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity and sexual attractiveness are directly tied to their bust-line.... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress? (January 27, 2015)

Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included... Continue Reading

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 10, 2014)

What does breast cancer awareness month mean to you? We’d like to hear from you—join us on facebook, twitter, or CancerConnect and join the discussion. On October 23rd at 6pm EDT, we will have a live... Continue Reading

Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer (September 24, 2014)

Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that exercise is crucial to reducing... Continue Reading

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use (August 28, 2014)

According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence... Continue Reading

Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction, featuring an expert from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (July 16, 2014)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center expert Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC, discussed and answered participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery during a live Web chat... Continue Reading

Multiple Studies Presented at ASCO® Annual Meeting Demonstrate Unique, Practice-Changing Impact of Oncotype DX® to Optimize Cancer Care (June 9, 2014)

New Study Shows Oncotype DX® DCIS Score™ Changes Treatment Recommendations for One Out of Three DCIS Patients Fifth Direct Comparison Study Confirms Oncotype DX, the Only Test Shown to Predict Chemotherapy... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise (May 19, 2014)

CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers... Continue Reading

Dana-Farber Expert Answers Questions about Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise (April 25, 2014)

CancerConnect and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Present: Ask the Expert with Dr. Ligibel CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer... Continue Reading

Reconstructive Breast Surgery On the Rise, but Influenced By Location (February 24, 2014)

More women are choosing reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy; however, there is a large variation in the rate of reconstructive surgery throughout different areas of the United States, according... Continue Reading

Compression Bandage As Effective As Lymphatic Massage for Lymphedema (December 13, 2013)

Lymphatic massage is no better than compression bandages for the treatment of lymphedema, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lymphedema is the buildup of... Continue Reading

Risk of Heart Disease from Breast Cancer Radiation Declines (November 27, 2013)

Although radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of subsequent heart disease, the risk is lower than it was 20 years ago, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

Question and Answer Session with Dana-Farber Breast Cancer Experts (October 24, 2013)

CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers to provide you with the opportunity to engage with breast cancer experts Harold J. Burstein,... Continue Reading

Young Women Overestimate Risk of Secondary Breast Cancer (October 2, 2013)

Young women with breast cancer often overestimate their risk of developing cancer in the other breast—and also tend to overestimate the protective effect of removing the second breast, according to the... Continue Reading

Acupuncture May Reduce Lymphedema in Breast Cancer (July 25, 2013)

Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative for reducing arm lymphedema in patients with breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer. For women with early breast cancer,... Continue Reading

Radiation for Breast Cancer Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Heart Attack (March 27, 2013)

Exposure to ionizing radiation during radiation therapy for breast cancer may increase the risk of heart attack or heart disease later in life, according to the results of a study published in the New... Continue Reading

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