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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

"Dr. Hahn's bedside manner is what helps me stay as positive as I am."

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Diagnosis

You Have Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?

For starters, know that you are not alone. We have expert advice that will help you navigate the months ahead.

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Risk Factors

The Breast Cancer Risk Women May Not Know About

While it’s well established that alcohol can up your chances of getting breast cancer, many people are still in the dark. Get the facts here.

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Symptoms

7 Sneaky Breast Cancer Symptoms That Are Easy to Miss

Something funky going on with your breast? Our guide to surprising breast-cancer symptoms shows you what to look for and what to do next.

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Myths

10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Knowledge is power—unless you’re falling for these common misconceptions.

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Risk Factors

8 Things Guys Don't Know About Male Breast Cancer

It's a potent killer—one you shouldn't dismiss just because you're a dude.

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Living With

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

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Risk Factors

Cancer in the Family Genes: Telling Your Kids

Shannon Pulaski wrote a book drawn from her experience telling her children about the BRCA gene mutation which put her at high risk for breast cancer. Here she shares her tips for talking to kids about this difficult topic.

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Risk Factors

10 Things Oncologists Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer

Check out these 10 practical steps and oncologist insights to put most of your fears about dying from breast cancer to rest.

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Treatment

A Less-Invasive Mastectomy Proves Safe for Most Women With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing surgery may help women avoid one of the more traumatic aspects of this breast cancer treatment.

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Treatment

When Should Breast Cancer Patients Opt for Chemo?

A new genetic test may one day help women and their doctors make more confident decisions.

Meet the Experts

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

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