Assembling Your Breast Cancer Treatment Team
Many women have one primary care physician – an internist, a gynecologist, or a family practitioner – whom they have known for some time. The treatment of breast cancer is different, however, because cancer care is almost always a team effort.
Understanding Chemotherapy Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer
by Peter Bjerkerot, RN, OCN
Having a good relationship with your healthcare team is almost as essential as your relationships with your loved ones. Communicate with your healthcare team. You should feel involved in your treatment decisions and actively participate in your care.
What Does Breast Cancer Have to Do with My Bones?
by Ana Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
As women are surviving and living longer after breast cancer, medical professionals are identifying new health issues that are particular to you, the breast cancer survivor. One of these areas of concern is bone health.
Summertime Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
The summer season can present some unique challenges when you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are undergoing treatment. For example, how will the heat affect your energy level and daily activities? Will you feel comfortable wearing your wig and/or a bathing suit to the pool or the beach? These and other concerns can be alleviated by following some basic health tips and devising a plan of action that will maximize your summer vacation and the time you spend with family and friends.