Michael Hunter, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Michael Hunter received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, medical degree from Yale, and completed a residency in radiation oncology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a best-selling author, is among the most celebrated oncologists in the Pacific Northwest, and has had numerous leadership positions in the oncology realm. Dr. Hunter serves in the Seattle area, and writes regularly on wellness at

Latest by Michael Hunter, M.D.

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Nipple Issues: When to Worry, When to Wait

Is discharge normal? What about soreness? Here’s what to look out for—and when to give your doctor a call.

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9 Tips for Surviving Breast Cancer Treatment This Summer

Warm weather brings its own set of challenges to dealing with the disease. Here's help.

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What to Know About Titanium Markers During Breast Biopsy

Do they ever cause side effects? Can you have an allergic reaction to the metal? Here’s what the experts have to say.

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Let's Talk About Breast Cancer Causes

We’ve all heard the statistic: One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point during her life. What we really want to know is whether there’s any way to predict if that one in eight is... us.

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Your Love Life Can Improve Your Health After Breast Cancer

A new study finds that breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships have lower inflammation and less stress.

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Best Apps for Managing Your Breast Cancer

With more than 1,000 apps available for breast cancer information, care, and treatment, it can be hard to know which ones to choose. We asked a team of breast cancer experts for their favorites.

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How to Balance Your Career With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer shouldn’t have to mean giving up your work life—if you don’t want it to. These tips will help you stay on the job while going through treatment.

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7 Signs of Healthy Breasts

What's just as important as knowing what's not normal when it comes to breast health? Knowing what it is!

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9 Major Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

What oncologists need you to stop believing—for your own health.

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Self Care

The Hair Dye and Breast Cancer Study That Everyone Is Talking About

Before you pick up the phone to cancel (or schedule) your upcoming hair appointment, read this.