Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Can Artificial Intelligence Help Win the Fight Against Breast Cancer?
Breast CancerWeb Exclusives
Machines that use artificial intelligence—such as Siri and Alexa—have become part of our everyday lives. Could this technology help in the fight against breast cancer? See how human doctors stacked up against machines in one study.
Permanent Hair Dyes and Chemical Hair Straighteners May Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer, Especially in Black Women
Breast Cancer
A new and important study showed that the use of hair dyes and chemical straighteners may significantly increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, especially for African-American women.
Three Myths About Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
To determine the type of breast cancer a patient has, doctors search for the presence or absence of receptors and proteins that exist inside or on the surface of a cell.
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: One Woman’s Experience
Breast Cancer
Ricki Fairley was told she had 2 years to live. That was 8 years ago. And now that doctor calls Ricki her miracle.
Drugs for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Here are the drugs and financial support services available to patients receiving treatment for Breast Cancer.
How My Nurse Navigator Helped Me
Breast CancerHero of Hope
2019 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Kirstin Arbon explains how her nurse navigator provided her with guidance, wisdom, and support during her cancer journey.
Pink Ribbons in October
Breast Cancer
Welcome to our newest issue of CONQUER. We know the value of hearing the experiences of cancer survivors and family caregivers. It helps people to relate, feel a sense of connection, and provides food for thought. We have many stories, with several focusing on breast cancer, including male breast cancer. Pink ribbons are not just for women.
Listening to Our Instincts
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Teresa Todt could not shake the nagging feeling that the pain in her breast was something serious, but repeated visits to her gynecologist and a mammogram didn’t lead anywhere. It was only after she found blood in her bra that additional tests showed she had invasive breast cancer.
The Good, the Bad, and the Funny: Making the Most of a Life Shaped by Breast Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Enjoy Lillie Shockney’s sense of humor as you read her personal story of how working as a nurse and facing her own breast cancer diagnosis shaped her life and her lifelong work as a breast cancer educator and advocate.
A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Breast CancerImmunotherapy
Recently, Tecentriq became the first immunotherapy to be approved for the treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult type of breast cancer.
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