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Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Arm Morbidity Higher with Extensive Lymph Node Surgery in Younger Patients with Breast Cancer
Breast CancerWeb Exclusives
Patients under age 40 with breast cancer who underwent axillary lymph node dissection were more likely to experience arm swelling and decreased range of arm motion than patients who received less invasive sentinel lymph node biopsies.
Dose-Intense Chemotherapy Shown to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Breast Cancer
Breast CancerWeb Exclusives
According to the results of 2 recent analyses, dose-dense or dose-intense chemotherapy reduces the risk for breast cancer recurrence and improves survival compared with standard chemotherapy regimens.
A Novel Tissue Expander System Offers New Options in Breast Reconstruction
Breast CancerWeb Exclusives
For the first time in 40 years, patients who are considering reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy because of breast cancer have a new option for tissue expansion—the AeroForm Tissue Expander System.
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.
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