Claire Guest remembers the day her Fox Red Labrador retriever, Daisy, started to act strangely. Rather than jump out of the car with Guest’s other dogs at a park, Daisy nosed Guest’s breast insistently. That night, Guest checked the area Daisy had nuzzled. She felt a lump and scheduled a doctor’s appointment. The lump turned… Continue reading Can Dogs Detect Breast Cancer?
What Lizzo (and others) teach us about loving our bodies is that body positivity and self-care are not just for your Sunday afternoon to-do list—especially while on your breast cancer journey. Learning to love your body today and throughout the changes during treatments are vital for your mental and physical health, quality of life, and… Continue reading Loving Your Body with Breast Cancer
So, you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course, you’re shaken and you want to know more about what happens next and how you’ll fight back. But because this is all so new to you, how do you know what to even ask your doctor? Start here with these six questions that every woman newly… Continue reading 6 questions to ask your oncologist about breast cancer
Sexual side effects during or after breast cancer are common—and not so fun to deal with. And when you’re ready, it’s something you can tackle together with your partner. Here, sexual health experts go over some common ways that breast cancer may affect your sex life and what you can do about it. Consider this… Continue reading How Breast Cancer Really Affects Your Sex Life: Your Questions Answered
“You have cancer.” The three scariest words to hear. I bet when you or a loved one is diagnosed with conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, you sometimes think, “Well, at least it’s not cancer.” A tremendous fear still exists around a cancer diagnosis. Some of this is justified because despite the fact a… Continue reading Take Control of Your Cancer Risk
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By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds. Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer, 10.5% developed coronary artery disease over the next 27… Continue reading Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Heart Risks
By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research offers good news for women with an aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. A targeted therapy, trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd), sold as Enhertu, triples the length of time that the cancer remains in check when compared with the current gold standard, trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1).… Continue reading New Drug Combo Boosts Survival Against Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
If you have breast cancer, does your boss really need to know? How about your co-workers? It’s your call. And it depends on what’s best for you. If you’ll need time off during treatment or reasonable accommodations, like being able to work from home, it may help to tell your boss or HR team. Co-workers… Continue reading Should You Tell Work About Your Breast Cancer?
After a breast cancer diagnosis, expect tons of paperwork. We’re talking everything from doctors’ reports to prescriptions and medical bills to insurance info. But you can keep everything organized and within reach. First Things First One document you’ll want to have handy is a paper copy of your biopsy or pathology report, says Julie Schreiber,… Continue reading Ways to Organize Breast Cancer Paperwork