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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
A Young Survivor of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Stories
With an infant son and a difficult-to-treat breast cancer, Sal Gregory decided she had to gather strength through her faith and positive attitude.
First Immunotherapy Approved for Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Expressing PD-L1
Breast CancerFDA Approvals, News & UpdatesImmunotherapy
In March 2019, the FDA approved Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-L1 inhibitor, in combination with Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound), for use in adults with locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer whose tumors cannot be removed by surgery and express PD-L1, as identified by an FDA-approved test. This is the first FDA-approved immunotherapy for patients with advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.
You Never Think It Will Happen to You
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Regina Groce, a young wife and mother, thought her life was everything it was supposed to be, until a devastating phone call after surgery to remove a lump in her breast revealed she was carrying the BRCA mutation.
Immunotherapy plus Chemotherapy Extends Survival for Patients with Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Breast CancerImmunotherapyMetastatic Breast Cancer
Triple-negative breast cancer has few treatment options. Promising results from recent clinical trials of immunotherapy combined with chemotherapy in patients with metastatic disease may soon change the way this aggressive cancer is treated. Just after this article was written, the FDA approved this combination for patients with triple-negative breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Options: Hope Nemiroff Spreading Hope to Other Patients
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Hope Nemiroff’s inability to easily get answers to some of her questions during her breast cancer experience led her to establish Breast Cancer Options, which offers free services, education, and advocacy to patients with breast cancer.
Consider Attending a Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
Metastatic Breast CancerBreast Cancer
Breast cancer survivor and national expert Lillie D. Shockney invites patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers to join one of the breast cancer retreats offered by Johns Hopkins University.
When Should I Get a Mammogram?
Breast CancerCancer Screening
It’s important to understand the nuances of this test, along with your family history, so you can make an informed decision on when to begin testing and how frequently.
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