Breast Cancer Videos
Empowering Young Women
- Lesson 3: Breast Reconstruction
Not everyone opts for reconstruction, but breast implants are common after surgery. The decision is yours.
- Lesson 7: Follow-Up Care
You’ve finished treatment. Now what? Here’s what life after breast cancer may look like.
- 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 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 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 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.
- Lesson 2: Surgery Is Often the First Step
Surgery is usually needed to remove cancerous breast tissue. What determines a lumpectomy vs. a mastectomy?
- 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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Inside the Body: Benefits of Movement
Regular exercise helps your body and your brain in multiple ways.
- A Look at HER2+ Breast Cancer
Roughly 1 in 5 breast cancers are HER2+, meaning the diseased cells in your breast grow and divide uncontrollably.
- Metastatic Breast Cancer: What to Know After Diagnosis
Once you have a treatment plan in place, a lot of your anxiety will subside, says Kathleen Harnden, MD.
- Fight Fatigue During Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Cancer treatment zaps your energy, but there are ways to recharge and get the rest you need.
- How Targeted Therapies for Metastatic Breast Cancer Work
There are several kinds, but targeted therapies can slow cancer growth. Find out how these treatments can help.
- Metastatic Breast Cancer: Tips for a Healthy Diet
A balanced diet packed with nutrients will help your body heal during cancer treatment.
- What Is Metastatic Breast Cancer?
What makes breast cancer stage IV? And how does that impact your treatment plan?
- What Happens When Breast Cancer Spreads
The type of breast cancer plays a role in when it becomes metastatic.
- Stage IV Breast Cancer Treatment Options
An oncologist lays out what to consider before stage IV breast cancer treatment, and how the right option can help manage symptoms and maintain your quality of life.
- Find the Right Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment for You
The most effective treatment depends on what type of breast cancer you have. An oncologist explains what factors come into play when making a decision.
- What Happens With Bone Metastasis?
Bones are a common site for breast cancer to spread. How do doctors manage the pain?
- The Truth About Breast Cancer Treatments
Does everyone with breast cancer need a mastectomy? Can it come back afterward? The answers to common questions surrounding breast cancer treatments.
- Where Can Metastatic Breast Cancer Spread?
If breast cancer spreads, it usually goes to one or more of these body parts.
- What Determines Your Stage of Breast Cancer?
How big is your tumor? Has the cancer spread? Here’s a list of questions your doctor will consider when diagnosing a stage.