Breast Cancer

Articles and resources on breast cancer for patients, caregivers, and family members
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.
An Awakening
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Karen Rice offers her reaction to her cancer diagnosis.
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.
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