When you’re fighting breast cancer, it’s important to take special care of yourself. Here are tips for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment.
How to respond to breast cancer patients
When a family or friend is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be hard to know how to respond. After all, no one wants to say the wrong thing and upset
Proton therapy can offer fewer side effects for breast cancer patients
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. One in 8 women will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. But, there are new options available to reduce side effects of treatment and increase survival rates Here, Peter Y. Chen, M.D. , a Beaumont Health radiation oncologist, answers questions about breast cancer and explains a treatment option that often has fewer…
How can Complementary Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?
Receiving treatment for Breast Cancer doesn’t end once the initial treatments and surgeries have been carried out. Many patients receive additional medical therapies and drugs. Unfortunately, drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene have side effects that include hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps and a small risk of uterine cancer, blood clots, stroke & liver problems to name just a few. It’s therefore not surprising that…
How Much Radiation Do Breast Cancer Patients Need?
Traditionally, patients with early-stage breast cancer who choose lumpectomy plus radiation therapy have been treated with five to six weeks of daily radiation therapy following surgery. In the last half dozen years, however, two landmark studies by researchers in the United Kingdom and Canada found that treating patients with higher …
Tiny albums inspire breast cancer patients
"Albums of Hope" are shared with local breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to offer encouragement and words of affirmation during their individual battles against the disease.
How Fishing Helps Breast Cancer Patients Heal
Learn how fly fishing has been part of many cancer patients therapy and healing. Read their inspiring stories and more about how fishing has changed their lives.
Why Doctors Recommend Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients
Gentle exercise can work magic on the mind and body, especially when recovering from a serious illness. Here are 4 yoga for cancer poses to help you heal.
Healthy Diet and Exercise Tips for Breast Cancer Patients
Eating a well-balanced diet with lean protein including plant sources such as lentils, beans, nuts, nut butters, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats like avocado and olive oil, in amounts to maintain a healthy weight, along with exercise is the best thing you can do for optimal health.
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Why BRA Day Matters for Breast Cancer Patients
Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day was created to help women with breast cancer know their options and rights as breast reconstruction patients.
Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment
How to Offer Support to a Breast Cancer Patient
The beginning of October marked the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized and supported by major breast cancer charities across the United States. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is extremely painful and stressful for the patient, but being the family member or friend of someone living with cancer can
to a breast cancer patient
A Kennedy Cancer Center social worker and a breast cancer survivor discuss how to speak to those diagnosed with the disease.
What's a Breast Cancer Patient's Real Risk?
March is Lymphedema Awareness Month and more and more people are becoming aware of this life-altering condition which affects up to 10 million Americans and hundreds of millions worldwide. Lymphedema is finally out of the closet. However, it’s also true that lymphedema is still often misunderstood and far too often under-discussed, or not addressed at …
Breast surgeons say all breast cancer patients should be offered genetic testing
The nation's breast surgeons are advising that all patients diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing to check for inherited mutations, fueling an intense debate about how such tests should be used to prevent and treat disease The American Society of Breast Surgeons, which sent its recommendations Thursday to its 3,400 members, said it developed the recommendation because current guidelines are too restrictive. "Too many…
Why Breast Cancer Patients Should Care about Colon Cancer
Scientists have found genetic changes in colon cancer cells says a New York Times article. If you ha...
What My Patients Are Asking: Can Dog Deworming Medicine Treat Breast Cancer?
Brian Wojciechowski, M.D 00:00 Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. A native of South Philadelphia, he trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer Blogs and popular media have…
How yoga can heal body and mind for breast cancer patients
Yoga can bring healing to both body and mind for those who practice. This dual benefit can be especially valuable for those affected by breast cancer. From the moment of diagnosis through treatment and recovery,
UVa student hopes tool will guide breast cancer patients
"If you regret what you bought, you can always go back and switch it. You can't return a mastectomy."