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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
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.
Drugs for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Here are the drugs and financial support services available to patients receiving treatment for 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 ScreeningWeb Exclusives
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.
Do We Become Complacent Survivors After a Few Years of Cancer Remission?
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Breast cancer survivor Ginger Modiri cautions those in remission to avoid becoming complacent and to keep up with their follow-up screenings.
5 People You Didn’t Know You Need on Your Breast Cancer Team
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Citrin explains the role of 5 experts who are essential for meeting the physical, emotional, and therapy needs of patients with breast cancer.
Achieving Your Life Goals: Getting Creative with the Future
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast Cancer
Breast cancer survivor and nationally recognized patient advocate Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, provides strategies about setting goals and making plans for the future.
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