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- How to Live Your Best With Breast Cancer
You'll face some changes as you deal with breast cancer. Learn about things you can do to help yourself feel better and make the most of your energy.
- Clinical Trials: A Guide
Participating in a cancer treatment trial can benefit you and other people with the same condition. Find out more to see whether it might be right for you.
- Breast Cancer and Your Family and Friends
Breast cancer can affect your relationships and the lives of your friends and family members. Learn a few helpful tips on how to navigate your journey with breast cancer together with your loved ones.
- Breast Cancer: Tips for Family
It's easy to feel helpless when someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn things you can do to make a difference for them, and for you.
- Your Guide to Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Chemotherapy is medication that targets and kills breast cancer cells. Learn more about what to expect from chemo and some of the possible side effects.
- Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
After a mastectomy, you may choose to have breast reconstruction. Learn your options after surgery.
- Flap Reconstruction Options for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
After a mastectomy, flap reconstruction uses your own tissue to remake your breast. Learn more about your options.
- The Option Not to Reconstruct After Surgery
You can choose not to rebuild your breasts after mastectomy. Get the facts about your options.
- Can Breast Implants Cause Breast Cancer?
Do breast implants cause breast cancer? Get the answer to this question and more.
- Side Effects From Breast Cancer Treatments
Hair loss and fatigue are common side effects from breast cancer treatment. Find out about other, lesser known ones, and what you can do to feel better.
- Breast Cancer-Related Fatigue
Fatigue -- all-over exhaustion that's hard to get over -- can come from cancer, its treatment, and even stress. Learn tips for getting some energy back.
- What to Expect From Radiation Therapy
Fatigue and skin problems are common side effects from radiation therapy for cancer. Learn about other possible effects and what you can do about them.
- Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer: Vaccines and Biomarkers
Exciting research is happening in the search for a breast cancer vaccine and in personalized treatment using biomarkers. Find out how to get involved.
- Is a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?
WebMD tells you what to expect If you have breast cancer and are considering participating in a clinical trial to test a new treatment.
- Follow-Up Care After Breast Cancer Treatment
It's important to follow up breast cancer treatment with proper care. Find out what you'll need.
- What Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence?
After breast cancer treatment, lifestyle changes and medications can reduce the risk that it will come back. Learn what you can do.
- Breast Cancer Treatment
With so many breast cancer treatment options available now, it can be hard to choose what's right for you. Here's what you need to know.
- Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery
Lymphedema, or a buildup of lymph fluid, is a common side effect of breast cancer treatments. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis, and how to treat it.
- Tips for Recovering From Breast Cancer Surgery
Here’s what to expect after your breast cancer surgery, with steps you can take to recover as quickly and easily as possible.
- 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.
- Breast Cancer Surgery Options
Learn about the different types of breast cancer surgery so you and your doctor can work together to choose the one that works best for you.
- Questions for Your Doctor About Your Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Plan
Play an active role in your cancer care plan with these questions to ask your doctor about early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- How Does Breast Cancer Affect Your Body?
Most of the biggest effects to your body from breast cancer come from the treatment, not from the disease. Find out what to expect.
- After an Early-Stage HER2+ Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Here’s what you need to know about your HER2+ breast cancer diagnosis so you can take your first steps to plan your treatment and get support.
- Advice for Life With Early-Stage HER2+ Breast Cancer
Try these tips to help manage common treatment side effects and feel more comfortable as you go through treatment for HER2+ breast cancer.
- Early-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatments
There are more treatment options than ever before for early-stage HER2+ breast cancer. Learn which ones may be right for you.
- Your Recovery Timeline for HER2+ Breast Cancer
While your HER2+ breast cancer treatment journey will be unique to you, this general timeline will give you an idea of what to expect.
- Will My HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Spread?
It’s natural to worry that your HER2-positive breast cancer might spread. Learn why this can happen and what signs to watch for.
- Metastatic Breast Cancer and the Importance of Community
Your community plays a big role in your quality of life. Learn how social support helps you live with metastatic breast cancer.
- Finding Support for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
If you’re going through early-stage breast cancer, finding support is crucial. Learn how to find peer groups online, tips for looking into in-person groups near you, and more.
- Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Be Your Own Best Advocate
When you have metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, it helps to advocate for yourself. Here’s why and how to go about it.
- A Whole-Body Approach to Caring for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic breast cancer can be difficult to navigate. Experts say it helps to be aware of your health status and be involved in treatment decisions.
- Understanding Stage 0 Breast Cancer
Get the facts on stage 0 breast cancer, including the types, symptoms, and 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.