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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Verzenio a New Targeted Therapy Approved for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Breast CancerFDA NewsNewsworthy
Read about Verzenio, which was approved by the FDA in 2017, in combination with fulvestrant, for treatment of women with HR-positive, HER2-positive, HER2-negative advanced, or metastatic breast cancer that progressed after endocrine therapy.
Neratinib First Long-Term Adjuvant Therapy for Early-Stage, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Breast CancerFDA NewsNewsworthy
On July 17, 2017, the FDA approved Nerlynx (neratinib; from Puma Biotechnology) for long-term adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer in patients who received previous therapy with Herceptin (trastuzumab).
The Aftershocks Kept Coming: What to Expect After Cancer Treatment
Breast CancerChemotherapySide-Effects Management
Breast cancer survivor Lisa D’Ottavio describes the side effects of treatment that she experienced, from chemo hair loss, neuropathy, and lymphedema, to radiation effects and more.
Managing Lymphedema Associated with Breast Cancer
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Andrea Brennan, a certified lymphedema therapist, sheds light on the challenges faced with lymphedema associated with breast cancer and debunks several myths about the disease.
I Have What?
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Lisa D’Ottavio, who has no family history of breast cancer, recounts her journey with breast cancer, which began with a phone call from her breast surgeon.
Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate: Breast Cancer in Young Women
Breast Cancer
Laura Farrington, DO, offers a look at what to expect with a breast cancer diagnosis as a young woman, including the risk factors and challenges that may arise during treatment.
Finding Empowerment Through Breast Cancer
Breast CancerSurvivorship
"My message to other patients is that it is crucial for women diagnosed with breast cancer to be armed with information and to know their treatment options," says Julie Rosenberger.
Multigene Test May Help Prevent Second Cancers in Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast CancerSurvivorship
“It’s important for survivors to talk to their providers about this, even if they’ve had genetic testing a long time ago. The technology has rapidly changed in the past 3 to 10 years,” said Dr. Kapoor of the Encino Breast Care Center.
Spreading Hope and Inspiration Through Our Personal Stories
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Just 3 weeks after her 43rd birthday, and after discovering a lump on her left breast, Megan Knight learned that she had breast cancer.
Understanding Your Breast Health
Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women. In 2016, more than 245,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and an additional 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed in men.
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