This is an important time to renew your commitment to provide the care and attention your mind, body, and soul deserve. Rejuvenate your personal well-being with the self-care tips these breast cancer survivors used during the toughest battle of...

Hormonal Therapy

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The term hormone therapy can sometimes be misleading. In the treatment of breast cancer it refers to "anti-hormone" therapy. Many types of breast cancer depend on hormones for growth. Manipulating the body's hormones by blocking them from "feeding" cancer...
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...
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,...
Reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer is an option; it is not required. While some survivors choose to have reconstruction performed at the same time as the mastectomy, others prefer to wait, wear a breast prosthesis, or wear nothing...
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...
Radiation therapy is given to breast cancer patients after a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy in order to reduce the likelihood of a local recurrence--to prevent the tumor from growing back in the area where it was removed. Radiation destroys...
For many women, clinical trials can offer the best treatment available for breast cancer. Most cancer patients are hesitant to consider participating in a clinical trial for several reasons: Fear of not receiving treatment, or getting the "sugar pill". In fact,...
Employment You may find that insurance considerations play an important role in your employment options. Many women who have had breast cancer express frustration about their inability to seek new jobs because many insurance companies refuse to insure individuals with...
Communicating With Your Doctors How much information do I want to be told about my diagnosis, or health status? How do I want my doctors to communicate with me about these issues (for example, don’t beat around the bush,...