Although many women who have a mastectomy choose to have reconstructive surgery, wearing a breast prosthesis or breast form is another option. Breast cancer survivor Andrea Zinn talks about the process of choosing and being fitted for a breast prosthesis.
Two out of three people now live at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer, but there is still more to be done. Researchers at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting showed how new treatment options can continue to improve and lengthen the lives of people with both rare and common cancers.
After treatment for breast cancer and a recurrence, Desirée Walker realized life would never be the same. In this guest post, she shares what her “new normal” has become.
Lizzy Van Tromp was four weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Although her surgeon advised her to terminate, she continued with her treatment and her pregnancy.
After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments.
Amy Grantham talks about how blogging and writing and acting in a film based on her experiences helped her cope with breast cancer treatment and the transition back into “real life.”
The cost of cancer care is often a major source of stress for people with cancer. For some, these costs force them to make major lifestyle and medical care changes. Studies presented at both ASCO’s Palliative Care in Oncology and Quality Care Symposia shed more light on the financial challenges of cancer.
Breast cancer advocate Jody Schoger shares her experiences of presenting a poster and attending sessions at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium.
For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.
High temperatures can cause issues for people receiving cancer treatment. Get some tips on staying cool and hydrated this summer.