Breast Cancer Videos
Follow-Up Visit: What Comes After Treatment?
- Follow-Up Visit: Candidates for Clinical Trials
Trials test new drugs, new sequences, new combos, and even non-medical options that relieve symptoms. There’s a lot to consider, starting with eligibility.
- Follow-Up Visit: Available Resources and Advice
It’s not hard to find the help you need. Hospitals and support groups have tips on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and more for those with breast cancer.
- Follow-Up Visit: Erasing Confusion Around Therapies
Still have questions? We uncover a few puzzles around switching treatments, genetic testing, fertility specialists, and mental health.
- Follow-Up Visit: Combat Side Effects
Try these tried-and-true strategies to ease tiresome side effects like chemo brain, fatigue, hot flashes, and loss of libido.
- Follow-Up Visit: Considering Reconstruction?
Explore the benefits and risks of reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Plus, more on implants, recovery time, and insurance coverage.
- Follow-Up Visit: What to Expect After Surgery
As your wounds heal, learn about surgical drains, possible lymphedema, regaining mobility, reconstruction, and if any additional therapies are needed.
- Financial Planning for the Length of Treatment
Outside of insurance, your treatment can still be expensive. Meet with your hospital’s social worker and use their resources to map out a plan.
- Uncovering the Mystery of TNBC in Women of Color
Black women have an alarming rate of triple-negative breast cancer, from 15% to 30%, says Demetria Smith-Graziani, MD. Here’s how to address the disparity.
- Disparities in mTNBC Survivorship
Black women are three times more likely to get triple-negative breast cancer. And they’re often diagnosed at a later stage. Are there barriers to care?
- Lesson 3: Breast Reconstruction
Not everyone opts for reconstruction, but breast implants are common after surgery. The decision is yours.
- Lesson 4: Managing Side Effects of Treatment
Speak up and ask your doctor for solutions to side effects like nausea, swelling, insomnia, or hot flashes. You don’t have to grin and bear treatment.
- Lesson 6: Clinical Trials
Clinical trials aren’t specifically for advanced cases of breast cancer. Promising new therapies are available for early stages, too.
- Lesson 5: Practical Advice
Breast cancer survivors know firsthand which habits help during treatment, whether it’s avoiding junk food or joining a support group.
- Lesson 7: Follow-Up Care
You’ve finished treatment. Now what? Here’s what life after breast cancer may look like.
- Empowering Young Women
A 17-year survivor of triple-negative breast cancer, Maimah Karmo is a warrior. What’s her battle plan to erase disparities and promote survivorship?
- Lesson 2: Surgery Is Often the First Step
Surgery is usually needed to remove cancerous breast tissue. What determines a lumpectomy vs. a mastectomy?
- Lesson 1: Making Your Treatment Plan
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but early-stage breast cancer is very treatable. Your doctor will consider things like type, stage, and lifestyle.
- Barriers to Treatment for Minorities
What factors come into play when treating minorities for this more aggressive type of breast cancer?
- MBC in Young Black Women
Why are Black women more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age and at a higher stage than white women? Do disparities play a role?
- Increasing Trust in Doctors and Breast Cancer Treatments
Do you trust your doctor when they say the benefits of your cancer treatment outweigh the side effects and risks?
- Making the Most of Treatment After Surgery
With advanced breast cancer, it’s important to follow up surgery with more treatment. Your doctor should explain all the possibilities.
- Eat a Healthy Diet After Diagnosis
What are the added benefits of eating healthy with breast cancer? And what foods should be in your cart?
- The Advantages of Continuing to Exercise
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body, and a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer doesn’t have to keep you from being active.
- Considering Breast Reconstruction After Surgery
Whether you have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, there are several things to consider with your surgeon and oncologist before breast reconstruction.
- Treatment Side Effects for HER2+ Breast Cancer
While side effects vary from person to person, there are common ones from chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and surgery for this type of breast cancer.
- Treatment Roadblocks
From early screenings to timely treatments, women of color are at a disadvantage.
- What Your Journey Could Look Like
Women of color are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, even stage IV. Here’s what to expect with treatment, starting with hormone-based therapy.
- Why Genetic Testing Is Important
Why do you need to know if you have the mutation for breast cancer? An oncologist explains why women of color are especially hesitant to get tested.
- Going Through HER2+ Breast Cancer Treatment Again
Been down this road before? There’s a lot to wrap your mind around, whether it’s a local recurrence or has spread.
- Deciding on Treatment for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Tailor your treatment plan by considering things like the size of your tumor and timing.
- What to Expect After HER2+ Breast Cancer Treatment
From start to finish, treatment can take a year, says oncologist Keerthi Gogineni, MD. After that, “a lot of it is trying to get back to normal.”
- Where Breast Cancer Treatment Is Heading
Innovative breast cancer treatments are on the horizon, with a more personalized approach to diagnosis and care.
- What Is a Cold Cap?
The jury’s still out, but some women going through chemo say that cold caps help cut hair loss. What are the potential benefits and risks?
- Breast Cancer Roundtable With John Whyte, MD
John Whyte, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at WebMD, covers metastatic breast cancer with two oncology experts. Claudine Isaacs, MD, and Kathleen Harnden, MD, talk about exciting advances in treatment.
- What I Want My Future Family to Know About My Breast Cancer
At 19, Molly Mae was told she had breast cancer from the BRCA1 gene. Here’s what she wants her future husband and kids to know about her journey.
- How to Style a Wig During Cancer Treatment
During cancer treatment, wearing a wig can provide a sense of normalcy and comfort. Here’s how to style one so that it looks natural and flattering.
- The Promising Future of Treatment
Radical mastectomies used to be the go-to treatment for breast cancer, but now there are so many more routes that have specialists excited.
- Treatment Options for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
With an early-stage diagnosis, you have the advantages of time and options, says Ian T. Greenwalt, MD. Your detailed plan can span from surgery to chemo.
- The Stages of Early Breast Cancer
The first step after diagnosis is to determine the stage of your breast cancer. What’s the difference between stages 0 through III?
- Where Breast Cancer Treatment is Heading
An oncologist breaks down exciting treatments on the horizon for breast cancer.
- Treatment Options
There are two surgery options to remove tumors from breast tissue: mastectomy and lumpectomy. The patient has some choice in the decision. Find out the differences and how they impact you going forward.
- First Steps After Your Diagnosis
A biopsy lets you and your doctor know a lot more about the cancer in your breast. The results will inform your treatment as well as the order in which procedures will be done.
- Candid Feelings After My Diagnosis
Lindsey Gerdes is living a full life with metastatic breast cancer, and she fills it with plans for the future. Living scan to scan is not an option for her.
- Inside a Doctor Visit
Approaching the 5-year mark, Christen Chandler talks with her doctor, Jane Meisel, MD, about her treatment plan and what it will look like in the future.
- Raising the Bar
Karen Whitehead is a therapist and advocate for women with advanced breast cancer. As much as she enjoys helping them through their journey, she’s also learned so much from them.