Breast Cancer Medical Reference
- Understanding Stage 0 Breast Cancer
Get the facts on stage 0 breast cancer, including the types, symptoms, and treatment.
- Navigating the Health Care System With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic breast cancer treatment should meet your physical and emotional needs. Learn how to navigate the health care system to get that treatment.
- The Importance of Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Women of color tend to have worse outcomes with breast cancer. So it's important to get the best care possible as soon as possible. Learn some ways to do that.
- Metastatic Breast Cancer: Why Race and Ethnicity Matter
Learn how breast cancer racial inequalities affect how women of color get diagnosed and treated -- and what's being done to make sure women get equal care.
- Breast Cancer in Black Women
Learn more about issues with detection, survival rates, and other factors.
- Alkylating Agents for Breast Cancer
This type of cancer drug slows growth by destroying the cell’s genetic material. Learn more about how they work.
- Osteoporosis and Breast Cancer
How breast cancer and its treatments increase your risk for bone loss, and what you can do to protect yourself.
- Dealing With Peripheral Neuropathy After Breast Cancer Treatment
Learn more about this condition that affects your nerves and what raises your risk.
- PI3K Inhibitors for ER+ Breast Cancer
PI3K Inhibitors have emerged as a popular treatment for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers, improving progression-free survival rates for those with ER+ breast cancer.
- Anxiety and Breast Cancer
Breast cancer can take a toll on your mental health. Find out what the symptoms of anxiety are and learn which treatments can help.
- What Are Anthracyclines for Breast Cancer?
Anthracyclines are antibiotics that can help treat breast cancer. Learn more about how they work, how effective they are, and if there are side effects.
- SERMs and SERDS for Breast Cancer
SERMs and SERDS are some of the latest weapons in the fight against breast cancer. Find out how they can treat -- and in some cases prevent -- the disease.
- What to Know About the Immunohistochemistry Test
The immunohistochemistry (IHC) test can tell your cancer doctor whether you have certain types of breast cancer, and that can help them choose the best treatment for you.
- Secondary Cancers After Breast Cancer Treatment
For some breast cancer survivors, treatment aftereffects can increase the risk of developing a totally new, unrelated second cancer.
- When Breast Cancer Comes Back
When breast cancer comes back, it can take many forms, which determines treatment, outcome, and prognosis. Learn about the options here.
- What Is a Liquid Biopsy?
Learn how this blood test helps doctors better understand breast cancer.
- Latest Developments for Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer
Certain types of breast cancer, like triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), are especially challenging to treat. But researchers are optimistic about the latest developments for hard-to-treat breast cancer.
- Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy
Choosing a breast cancer surgery option can be a hard decision. Here are the facts about lumpectomy and mastectomy that will help you make the best choice.
- What to Know About Herceptin for HER2
Find out all you need to know about how Herceptin (trastuzumab) treats early and more advanced HER2-positive breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer Epidemiology
Find out who’s most at risk for breast cancer and why.
- Taxanes for Breast Cancer
Taxanes are the mainstay of breast cancer treatment, used for women with early-stage breast cancer or advanced (metastatic). Learn about what they do.
- How Metastatic Breast Cancer Can Affect Your Skin and Nails
Some treatments for metastatic breast cancer can cause changes in your skin and nails. Learn what to look for and how to manage these side effects.
- Breast Cancer in Native American Women
Native American women are more likely to get breast cancer than white women. Learn what's behind the disparity and how to protect yourself.
- Breast Cancer in Asian Women
Race plays a role in breast cancer risk. Asian women have lower rates of breast cancer overall but have different risk factors that could impact screening needs.
- Breast Cancer in Latina and Hispanic Women
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. How does it affect Latina and Hispanic women, and what care do they receive?
- Palliative Care During Metastatic Breast Cancer
Palliative care for breast cancer focuses on the comfort and quality of life for you and your family. Learn more about this form of cancer care.
- Hair Loss and Breast Cancer Among Black Women
A look at the unique challenges Black women face on their breast cancer journey. What to know about Black hair loss and cancer.
- How Hospice Care Helps in the Last Stage of Breast Cancer
Hospice care can make the end of life with breast cancer as peaceful and comfortable as possible.
- Heart Health After Breast Cancer Treatment
Some drugs used in the most effective breast cancer treatments can harm your heart. Learn about risk factors and how side effects may affect you.
- Nipple and Areola Reconstruction and Tattoos
After breast reconstruction surgery, there’s a final phase: nipple and areola reconstruction. Learn the options, from outpatient surgery to tattoos.
- How Fast Does Breast Cancer Grow?
Can doctors tell you how quickly your cancer will spread? Find out what factors go into breast cancer growth.
- HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
Get the facts about HER2-negative breast cancer, including treatments, prognosis, and more.
- PR-Positive Breast Cancer
Learn more about what this type of cancer is, how it's treated, and what it means for you.
- Early-Stage Breast Cancer
A diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer can cause great concern. Be prepared with questions for your doctor as you start to navigate your treatment.
- What to Know About Skin Sparing Mastectomies
Find out what you need to know about skin-sparing mastectomies and their effect on your health.
- What to Know About Mucinous (Colloid) Breast Cancer
Find out what you need to know about mucinous (colloid) breast cancer and discover the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
- What Is Pseudoangiomatous Stromal Hyperplasia (PASH)?
Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia is a non-cancerous type of breast lesion. Learn more about what causes it, what to expect, and more.
- 6 Ways Owning a Dog Can Help if You Have Breast Cancer
Dogs offer benefits to your mental and physical health, especially if you have breast cancer. Learn more about how they can impact your health.
- Staying Socially Active With Breast Cancer: Tips for Reconnecting With Loved Ones
A little strategic mingling can be good for you. Here are some steps to feel ready.
- 5 Age-Defying Skincare Ideas for Women With Breast Cancer
Some steps you can add to your skincare routine and lifestyle to keep your skin looking its best.
- CBD Oil and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
If you have breast cancer, you might be wondering if CBD oil can help ease your symptoms or treatment side effects. Here's what the research says, what the risks are, and whether it's legal where you live.
- Breast Cancer: How the Pandemic Changed the Doctor-Patient Relationship
If you have breast cancer and you're wondering or nervous about how to safely continue care and to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, you'll find that many oncologists are now offering telehealth services.
- Practical Advice for Living With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Learn how to manage nausea, fatigue, and some of the other things that come with early-stage breast cancer treatment.
- Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Choosing Your Doctors and Hospitals
Here’s what to look for when assembling your health care team.
- What’s Next After an Early-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Learn about treatments, creating a support system, and other important steps.
- Living Your Best With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
You can still live a vibrant life after a breast cancer diagnosis.
- What to Know About Your BI-RADS Score
Your BI-RADS score provides results from a mammogram screening. Learn reasons you need a mammogram and what the results mean.
- What Is Cording?
Cording is a side effect some people experience after breast cancer surgery. Learn about the signs of cording, what causes it, and how it is treated.
- What Is Breast Fat Necrosis?
Learn what breast fat necrosis is, the causes, symptoms, and how it impacts your health.