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Have Breast Cancer? Loved Ones Can Help

This study finds that friends and family can have a positive impact on your breast cancer treatment decisions and help you work through your emotions.

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Telling Family About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Before you break the news of metastatic breast cancer to your family, think about what you'll say and tailor the amount of information according to their age.

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Breaking the News of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.

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Family Health History: How Much Do You Know?

When it comes to breast cancer, knowing your family history and following up with genetic testing could save your life. Here's how to find the facts you need.

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From Caregiver to Accepting Care: How I Learned to Accept Help as a Breast Cancer Patient

Bethany Kandel had to learn how to be a patient after being a caregiver following her breast cancer diagnosis. She shares tips for the role reversal.

Susan Ford Bales and Mom Betty Ford.

Susan Ford Bales and Breast Cancer Awareness

Read a Q&A with Susan Ford Bales, daughter of U.S. President Gerald Ford, who helped launched National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with her mother Betty Ford.

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To Test or Not to Test: One Woman’s Decision About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A breast cancer survivor discusses her decision to not do genetic testing for cancer – right now. Why has she decided to hold off?

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Genetic Testing: One Woman’s Experience

Follow along as Phyllis Johnson experiences genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

How to Make Thanksgiving Easier with Cancer

Here are some strategies for lightening your load and enjoying Thanksgiving when you’re just not in the mood to celebrate.