Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
Dorothy Hamill: Olympic Gold Medalist Turned Breast Cancer Advocate
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Dorothy won a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria, read about her fight–off the ice–with breast cancer.
Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Postmastectomy pain syndrome is often described as “burning, tingling, pins and needles, stabbing, constricting, or a constant dull ache” in the breast, armpit, or both. The pain usually begins immediately after surgery but can also begin more than 6 months later.
Mommy's Not Dying
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Melissa Eppard tells her story of dealing with her children amidst a breast cancer diagnosis.
Showing Vulnerability and Empowerment Through Social Media
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Breast cancer survivor Mary Ficco used Facebook as a way to detail her cancer experience, serving as an advocate to other women about the importance of health screenings and showing empowerment in the face of treatment.
Giving Her Back Her Sense of Taste, Getting Inspiration for a Cookbook in Return
Breast CancerWeb Exclusives
During the time Chef Ryan Callahan served as his mom’s caregiver, he helped her appreciate the taste of food again, and, in the process, learned that he had the makings of a cookbook that addressed an often overlooked side effect.
My Journey with Male Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Male breast cancer survivor Ambrose Kirkland's story, a 2015 Hero of Hope nominee.
The New Treatment Paradigm for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Breast CancerWeb Exclusives
As an oncologist, Dennis Citrin, MB, PhD, strongly encourages all women to understand their risks for breast cancer and familiarize themselves with their family medical history.
It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is actually international. When I look back at the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, I can see the achievements that have been made to date, but I also know that we have a long way to go.
Postcards from Camp Chemo
Breast CancerChemotherapyPatient Stories
Camille Scheel chronicled her journey with breast cancer in a blog, and then turned her blog into a book.
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