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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Silicone Breast Implants Raise the Risk for Rare Health Problems

Women who have silicone implants are at higher risk for adverse, rare, health problems, including Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

By Diane Domina

Does The Oncologist Want You To Do More Yoga?

Doctors have new guidelines for using yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other complementary approaches for breast cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.

By Katherine Malmo

Metastatic Breast Cancer and Your Employer

Follow these 5 suggestions to navigate the best way forward with your employer.

By Elizabeth Millard

Breast Cancer Does Not Rule Out Breastfeeding

Promising facts about breastfeeding and breast cancer for all new mothers — those with or at risk for breast cancer, and those seeking to prevent it.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Mom Time Counts with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Rhonda Howell, who has metastatic breast cancer, savors the time she spends with her 6-year-old son, and aims to see him graduate from high school.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Warning Signs of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Advanced breast cancer tends to spread to the bones, the liver, the lungs, or the brain. Can you recognize the different symptoms of metastasis for each organ?

By Sheila M. Eldred

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Moving Forward

Get tips for facing the future with metastatic breast cancer, including self-compassion, education, advocacy, and connection with your family and support network.

By Lara DeSanto

Diabetes Risk Tied to Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy

Breast cancer survivors who receive hormone therapy may have a higher risk of diabetes. Use these tips to help limit excessive weight gain after treatment.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Financial Burden of Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer survivors are often concerned about the financial toll of their diagnosis and treatment, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

There's now additional evidence that women who eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables – particularly cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, and yellow and orange vegetables – have a lower risk of breast cancer.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

PJ Hamel

Patient Expert

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

PJ Hamel

Patient Expert

Health News

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Results of a recent study suggest low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer in women over the age of 55.

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 ...