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Metastatic Breast Cancer Survey

METAvivor Research and Support, Inc., has put together a survey that will help METAvivor build a report that describes the impact of metastatic breast cancer on the lives of those living with the disease. 

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What You Should Know About Osteoporosis After Breast Cancer

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. It is known as a silent disease because, if undetected, bone loss can progress for many years without symptoms until a fracture occurs. However, it is never too late to adopt new habits for healthy bones.

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How Breast Cancer Affects Your Fertility

by Karine Chung, MD, MSCE

At the time of their diagno­sis, many women with breast cancer have not yet started or completed their families. Though the potential for infertility can be a great source of stress, it can get lost in the whirlwind of emotions as a young woman faces her diagnosis.

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

by Jessica Iannotta, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

Women facing a new diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer survivors, often seek to make healthy changes in order to help prevent recurrence. Other women who have a family history of breast cancer may also seek to maintain a healthy preventative diet and lifestyle. Healthy diet, healthy body weight, and regular exercise all work together to help reduce breast cancer risk.

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Know Your Options

by Vladimir Lange, MD

Almost any woman who has had a mastectomy can have her breast reconstructed. New techniques and better skills enable surgeons to achieve results that can be remarkably natural and pleasing.

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Breast Cancer Update

The 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.

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Weight Lifting Does Not Appear to Increase Risk of Arm Swelling, Discomfort for Breast Cancer Survivors

A slowly progressive weight-lifting program for breast cancer survivors did not increase their risk of lymphedema (arm swelling and discomfort), according to a study appearing in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Highlights of the 2010 Breast Cancer Symposium

The 2010 Breast Cancer Symposium featured presentations on the latest multidisciplinary research from selected, theme-based translational and clinical abstracts, as well as related educational sessions. Co-sponsors include the American Society of Breast Disease, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the National Consortium of Breast Centers, and The Society of Surgical Oncology.

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