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.

Smart phone apps

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.

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Doctor & Patient

Top Doctors Reveal Their Most-Asked Questions About Breast Cancer

We bet you've had some of them, too. Read on to get the answers you need.

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11 Best Tips for Healthy Breasts

Boobs: They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and variations. But this universal wisdom will keep anyone’s feeling good—and help lower your risk of breast cancer.

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Risk Factors

Could a Yogurt-a-Day Help Keep Breast Cancer Away?

Researchers have been studying potential causes of breast cancer, the most common cancer in women other than skin cancers, for decades. And there’s a new hypothesis: Could harmful bacteria in our bodies be one cause of breast cancer?

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Let's Talk About Breast Cancer Treatment

There are many approaches to treating breast cancer. Understanding your options can help you feel confident in the decisions you make.

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Let's Talk About Breast Cancer Medication

Advancements in drug therapies have made it easier than ever to treat breast cancer. Learn more about the common meds available, and how they work.