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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Verzenio First CDK4/6 Approved with Endocrine Therapy for Adjuvant Treatment of Early Breast Cancer
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesBreast Cancer
In October 2021, the FDA approved the combination of Verzenio (abemaciclib), a CDK 4/6 inhibitor, plus endocrine therapy for adjuvant treatment (after surgery) of adults with HR-positive, HER2-negative, node-positive, early breast cancer that is at high risk of recurrence.
Shades of Pink
Issue IntroductionsBreast Cancer
In her introduction to the October issue, coinciding with the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie D. Shockney reflects on her own breast cancer experience and urges people to tell their loved ones to schedule screening mammograms.
A 40-Year Battle Against Breast Cancer: How I Continue to Honor My Sister’s Dying Wish
Breast CancerFamily Members
Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, shares her inspiring story of how she started one of the most impressive cancer foundations in the country by keeping a promise she made to her older sister, Suzy.
My First Mammogram and a Surprising Diagnosis
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
Nicole Davis went for her first mammogram a few weeks after turning 40 and suddenly her worst nightmare was a reality.
My Ups and Downs with Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Fay Jones shares her story of a breast cancer diagnosis full of uncertainty, how she dealt with hair loss, and then finally being cancer free.
My Breast Cancer Journey: Lessons on Faith, Hope, and Support
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
After being diagnosed with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer, Andrea Peden had to readjust her and her husband’s dreams of having kids, biologically or via adoption. This is a story of perseverance.
To Tell or Not to Tell: Sharing Your Diagnosis Your Way
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Shaquita Estes explains how she and her husband handled “the talk” with their kids after her diagnosis, which inspired a children’s book No Hair, Don’t Care! she created with her young daughter, Lexie.
Why Nurse Navigators Are Vital for Patients Living with Breast Cancer
From Your NavigatorBreast Cancer
Using Lillie Shockney as her sounding board, Fazila Seker, PhD, describes the importance of the nurse navigator, offering valuable advice to patients with behind-the-scenes insights into the healthcare system.
A Clinical Trial Is Saving My Life
Clinical TrialsPatient StoriesBreast Cancer
Catherine North has been living with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer for more than 5 years. She describes her positive experience in a clinical trial, which she highly recommends to people facing similar circumstances.
A Nest of Hair
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
Choosing to shave her head gave Michelle Nickol a sense of empowerment over her life as she took matters into her hands and fought back against the hair loss during chemotherapy.
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