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Understanding the Stages of Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Breast cancer, while a very specific diagnosis, can be discovered at different levels of progression, or stages. MARISA WEISS, MD: The staging system is some way ... Read on »
Early-stage Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: This year, approximately 200,000 women will face the shocking moment when they sit in their doctor's office and learn they have breast cancer. Luckily for many, the ... Read on »
Living with Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer DAWN COLUCCI: I felt as though that it was the end of my life. And I didn't have time enough to think about how I was going to proceed and trying to help myself. It was just t ... Read on »
Interpreting Mammograms by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: One of the most important exams a woman can take is a mammogram. But some women are unsure of exactly what this test can reveal, and there are many common mispercep ... Read on »
Treatment Options for HER2+ Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer JOYCE O'SHAUGHNESSY, MD: You know we used to think we had just one kind of breast cancer to treat. But now it's clear that we have at least four different kinds. ERIC WINER ... Read on »
Be Active in Your Breast Cancer Treatment by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer GABRIEL HORTOBAGYI, MD: Over the past fifty years, medicine has gone from a paternalistic system where the older physician with gray hair would tell the patient, "Thou shalt d ... Read on »
Quality of Life During Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: The treatment of breast cancer, especially in its earliest stages has improved dramatically in recent years. And as treatments improve, health care professionals ar ... Read on »
Next Steps After a Diagnosis by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: When a person receives a diagnosis of a serious disease or condition, he or she can experience a wide range of emotions. These include fear, anger, confusion, and d ... Read on »
Nutrition for Cancer Prevention by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: More and more you hear people talking about the link between cancer and diet. BONNIE TAUB-DIX, RD, AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION: I actually do feel that there ar ... Read on »
Herceptin in Her2-positive Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Between 20% and 30% percent of women with breast cancer have a type called HER2 or HER2/neu positive. HER2-positive breast cancer is more likely to recur and metast ... Read on »
Treating HER2 Metastatic Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Twenty to 30 percent of breast cancers are of a type known as HER2-or HER2/neu-positive. These tumors tend to be more aggressive and more likely to metastasize. ... Read on »
Treating Cancer Directly by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Researchers have learned a great deal in recent years about how some cancers develop. That knowledge is beginning to pay off, with the development of new medicines ... Read on »
Chemotherapy Options for Metastatic Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Patients diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer must deal with a serious disease, but they have many therapeutic options available to them. HAROLD BURSTEIN, MD: ... Read on »
Are Some Breast Cancers Different than Others? by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, physicians study the cancer's characteristics and try to develop the most effective treatment plan for her specific ty ... Read on »
How to Spot the Different Types of Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Upon an initial diagnosis, physicians test breast cancer for certain qualities that help them decide on treatment. One of the key things that physicians are interes ... Read on »
Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first things physicians want to determine is the effect that estrogen has on the cancer. Although estrogen ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Recurrence by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer GENEROSA GRANA, MD: When a woman is newly diagnosed with breast cancer, all she wants to hear is that she will be cured, that this will be gone forever. ANNOUNCER: The hope ... Read on »
Cancer and Cancer Treatment: Can it Affect Sleep? by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: There can be lots of reasons why people have troubled sleep. We know every day worries can disturb our nights, but when cancer is in the picture worries seem insurm ... Read on »
The Stress of Cancer: When to Seek Help by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Modern life is often tough. Maybe it's the car payments. Or your child's bad report card. Add a serious illness like cancer to that mix and you have a recipe for st ... Read on »
Hormonal Treatments by PinkRibbons .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ANNOUNCER: Increasingly we're learning more about the nature of breast cancer. One valuable piece of information is whether the cancer is dependent on a woman's own hormones t ... Read on »