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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment
by Julie Gralow, MD
You have just been told you have breast cancer. You are feeling every possible emotion and wondering what to do now. Here are 10 tips that comprise a simple plan of action to get you through treatment.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – The Affordable Care Act and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law earlier this year, makes breast cancer screening and coverage for treatment available and accessible by requiring health plans to cover preventive services and eliminate cost-sharing and by making health coverage more affordable and accessible for women. The Act prohibits insurance companies from imposing lifetime dollar limits on essential benefits, which will help women with breast cancer continue to get the care they need.