On any given day you can see headlines touting studies that claim a given food will have some miraculous effect on your health. These studies can be very confusing because often today’s “good” food was yesterday’s “bad” food.
A recent study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment is... Read more
When I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, the first thing my husband and I did was panic about whether I would physically survive cancer. The second thing we did was panic about whether we could financially survive cancer.
We had just moved to a new city and bought a house that presumed two incomes. Would we be able... Read more
As researchers delve ever deeper into the biology of cancer, we are learning more about how the genes and proteins that affect cell growth can go wrong and allow cancer to spread. It is no longer enough to know about estrogen receptors or Her2 status. People interested in cancer research need a whole new vocabulary. Three recent... Read more
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the deadliest form of breast cancer, so every December when the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) rolls around, folks with an interest in IBC hope for breakthroughs that will turn around the mortality rate of this disease. One reason IBC is so deadly is that it is an aggressive form of breast cancer... Read more
Your oncologist stays up on the latest research in treatments, so you should be able to trust his or her recommendations. But doctors are people too, and sometimes they fall into familiar routines. Sometimes they want to try the newest drugs to see how well they work. Sometimes they let patients talk them into medicines or... Read more