Breast Cancer

The latest breast cancer news, advice, and information, including treatment, genetics, symptoms, advanced stages, and real-life inspiring stories about people living with breast cancer.

Bridging the Gap: Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

By Stephanie Stephens

Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

African-American women with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer experience higher rates of recurrence and mortality than white women.

By Diane Domina

Heart Med Could Prevent Damage Caused by Chemo Drug

Results of a small study suggest the beta-blocker carvedilol, taken with the chemotherapy drug Herceptin, can reduce heart damage risk in cancer patients.

By Diane Domina

Breast Cancer Recurrence: Where Do You Stand?

Some breast cancer survivors can put fears of recurrence out of their minds, while others think about it every day. Which kind are you?

By PJ Hamel

AI for Dense Breasts: Is it Accurate?

Researchers have developed AI that can assess dense breast tissue as reliably as radiologists — an innovation they hope will make mammograms more reliable.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Health Problems in Breast Cancer Survivors

You should feel great about making it through your breast cancer treatments, but as a survivor you'll also have to stay on guard for these other conditions.

By PJ Hamel

Tips for Metastatic Breast Cancer Support

Looking for treatment information, emotional support, or other help with metastatic breast cancer? Here's how to find it.

By Bethany Kandel

Acupuncture Helps Joint Pain from Cancer Drug

Treated for breast cancer but stopped aromatase inhibitors due debilitating joint pain? Acupuncture can help.

By Katherine Malmo

Do You Have "Chemobrain"?

If you feel confused or have trouble focusing as you go through cancer treatment, it could be chemobrain. Learn more about what it is and why it happens.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

After Mastectomy, Don't Neglect Breast Imaging and Biopsy

Mastectomy to treat or prevent breast cancer doesn’t eliminate the need for imaging tests and biopsies in the future, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

PJ Hamel

Patient Expert

PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease.

Bethany Kandel

Health Writer

Bethany Kandel is a New York-based journalist, health writer, and author. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Phyllis Johnson

Patient Expert

Phyllis Johnson is an inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) survivor diagnosed in 1998, and has written about cancer for HealthCentral since 2007.

PJ Hamel

Patient Expert

PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease.

Health News

Can Vitamin D Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

This recent study suggests it might. The results showed that women with high vitamin D have one-fifth the rate of breast cancer than those with low vitamin D.

Potential New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer Identified

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discovered that an FDA-approved treatment for certain cancers of the blood may significantly reduce the growth of triple-negative breast cancers.

FDA Okays Genetic Home Test for Cancer

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized 23andMe to market the first direct-to-consumer test for three specific genetic mutations known to increase the risk for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Called the Personal Genome ...