If you have entered this section of our web site, you are facing a diagnosis of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body or is locally advanced. Like many other women dealing with this diagnosis,...
There are several options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. It is important to consult with a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon about options that are available to you based on your body type and size, your personal preference,...
It is very reassuring to know that you are doing "something" to fight the cancer every time you visit your healthcare provider. When that visual and experiential reinforcement is no longer present, it is very frightening for cancer patients. Your...
Exercise is another area of your life where you can act to promote your health. Regular exercise will help you feel better, and help you reclaim your body, during or after treatment. Choose a workout or exercise program that is...
Talking with Family and Friends Telling people who are mature and sensitive enough to handle a disclosure of cancer will relieve you of the burden of inventing explanations, or being on guard against discovery of your illness. You may find...
Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that is intended to kill cancer cells in the body. All types of chemotherapy have the potential for side effects, some of which can be serious. Different drugs can cause different side effects, so...
Clinical studies have demonstrated that there is a small difference in the survival rates for women who have invasive breast cancer and choose lumpectomy instead of a mastectomy. Each person will have to consider which treatment is right for...