Beth Brophy, Patient Expert

Beth wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer and Yoga

Credit: Thinkstock Marcie Pruett, 39, of San Diego, California has been battling breast cancer for the past three years. After two surgeries, two cycles of chemotherapy and radiation, and a course of oral chemotherapy for the past six months, she fee...
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The First 48 Hours: Breaking the News to Your Children

It’s one of the first challenges you’ll encounter. Expert Patient Beth Brophy shares tips on talking to your kids about breast cancer. The only thing harder than learning you have cancer is having to tell your kids about it. My daughters were 5 and 8 ...
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The First 48 Hours

You’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Now what? Expert Patient Beth Brophy explains what you need to know. If you’ve just learned that you have breast cancer, you may be encountering some of the most anxious moments of your life. Although re...
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Ten Common Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Expert Patient Beth Brophy recounts the tales you’ve heard again and again–and explains the real story. Myth No. 1: Breast cancer is a death sentence. The vast majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer display no signs of the cancer spreading be...
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Flying Without a Safety Net

To my surprise, at my oncology check-up appointment this week, my doctor told me to stop taking Femara, the aromatase inhibitor I’ve been taking for five and half years. The last time we talked about it, he gave me the impression that I would be on t...
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