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 beside manner is what helps me stay as positive as I am."


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

Just the Facts About Breast Cancer Chemo Regime AC + T

How AC + T works, how to prep for treatment, and then what to expect once you have it (including side effects).

By PJ Hamel

What Should You Know About Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) Therapy?

Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) therapy is one of the most common types of chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer. Here’s duration information and possible side effects, including chemo brain and fatigue.

By PJ Hamel

Which Should You Have -- Lumpectomy or a Mastectomy?

"Take the time to look deep into yourself for the treatment option that feels right. If you need help, ask your doctor if there's a service at the hospital that deals with medical decision-making; and if there is, use it."

By PJ Hamel

Obesity Lowers Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women

Young women with high body fat levels are less likely to develop breast cancer before menopause, suggests a study conducted by an international team of researchers led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

By Diane Domina

10 Facts About BRCA Gene Mutations

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer have been associated with mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Here’s what you should know.

By Elizabeth Millard

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 ...