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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

How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder for mammograms to detect cancers, because they both appear white in the images, and tumors are harder to see.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Why You May Want to Have Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Up to 14 percent of breast cancers — almost 35,000 cases each year in the United States — are associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.

By Diane Domina

Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy and Diabetes

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.

Can Obesity Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

Read the surprising findings from an international study that found young, obese woman have the lowest risk of breast cancer.

By Diane Domina

Breast Cancer Changed Everything

Read the candid and heart-wrenching story of PJ Hamel, a mom who faced a harsh reality — and lived to see her son grow up.

By PJ Hamel

Should You Test for Breast Cancer Risk at Home?

The FDA approved the at-home genetic tests for three specific BRCA mutations. But are they worth it?

By PJ Hamel

New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

The guidelines changed on Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s what they mean for you.

By PJ Hamel

Does High Cholesterol Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

In a 2017 study, researchers found that women with a high cholesterol diagnosis were 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer.

By PJ Hamel

What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Everything you need to know about metastatic breast cancer, including who has it, how common it is, types of MBC, and the risk factors you should watch for.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN