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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

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

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

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

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

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

OMNI Health Media and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Partner to Provide Support for Patients with Male Breast Cancer (June 25, 2013)

A new national online community provides support for individuals affected by male breast cancer. Boston, MA & Sun Valley, ID – OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of an online community... Continue Reading

Increase in Number of Women Undergoing Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy (January 22, 2013)

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy—and this increase correlates with an increase in the use of implants, according to... Continue Reading

Web Chat on Managing Lymphedema with Dr. Stephen Edge and Kathleen Fassl: Available Now (October 30, 2012)

Managing Lymphedema: Web Chat with Stephen Edge, MD, FACS and Kathleen Fassl, PT Access the Archived Version of the Web Chat here. Dr. Edge is the Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology,... Continue Reading

Some Evidence of Mild “Chemo Brain” in Breast Cancer Survivors (September 14, 2012)

Breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy are at risk for mild cognitive deficits (sometimes referred to as chemo brain) after treatment, according to the results of a study published early online... Continue Reading

Flaxseed Not Effective Against Hot Flashes (June 7, 2011)

Flaxseed does not reduce hot flashes among postmenopausal women. These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Menopause—when menstrual cycles... Continue Reading

Predicting Nerve Damage from Paclitaxel (June 6, 2011)

The chemotherapy drug paclitaxel can cause nerve damage in some patients. According to a study that will be presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, specific genetic... Continue Reading

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