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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Stepping Out from Under the Umbrella of Fear
SurvivorshipStress ManagementBreast Cancer
Bonnie Annis reflects on her breast cancer diagnosis, dealing with worries of cancer recurrence, using natural remedies, and how fear and stress affect our well-being.
Quality Over Quantity
Family MembersBreast CancerEnd of Life
Adriana Santiago had to learn how to be a support system for her mom during the COVID-19 pandemic, after her mom was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in November 2020, and why quality of life is key.
Drugs for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Find financial assistance programs available for breast cancer drugs.
How My One “No” Might Have Saved My Life
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
At her annual mammogram, Katrina Shaw made a decision that turned into a stroke of good fortune and prevented a delay of her diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma.
Fighting Barriers to Care for Other Black Women After My Breast Cancer at Age 32
Patient AdvocacyDisparities in Cancer CareBreast Cancer
Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with stage II triple-negative breast cancer at age 32. After her diagnosis, she was emboldened to fight against the injustices and inequalities black women face in navigating medical care.
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.
Long-Term Survivorship: Risks and Rewards
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
Long-term survivors face unique challenges, such as endocrine resistance, but thanks to advances in research and clinical trials, new options can help face these problems, says Di Stuppy.
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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