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Stopping Treatment

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Stopping treatment after having breast cancer can be both liberating and terrifying. While it may be nice to end the treatments and medications and the side effects and complications that can go with them, it can also be scary to leave the almost constant care of doctors and the treatments that got you to the point where you are now. However, there is an increasing demand for continued care for survivors, not just patients, and oncologists are stepping up to take on this responsibility.

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Recent research shows that women with dense breasts are at increased risk of breast cancer. As with any group at higher risk, it’s recommended that these women pay special attention to their breasts – both by checking regularly for new lumps, and by receiving periodic cancer screening. Problem is, dense breasts are also very difficult…

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Coach mom, Community Member, commented on Im considering quitting treatment I talked to my doc & they gave me some anti-seizure medication & cut back the…

10/06/11

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Impact of discontinuing Arimidex? Hi - Unfortunately, the side effects from Arimidex hit some women quite hard; and…

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Maria Gifford, Editor, commented on Life After Breast Cancer After breast cancer - a valuable perspective. It's all too common to assume that once…

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Beth Brophy, Health Guide, posted My Reaction to Coming off of Tamoxifen To my surprise, at my oncology check-up appointment this week, my doctor told me…

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