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Tips for Metastatic Breast Cancer Support

Looking for treatment information, emotional support, or other help with metastatic breast cancer? Here's how to find it.

By Bethany Kandel

How to Help Someone with Breast Cancer

Many of us know a woman with breast cancer, but do you know the best things you can do or say to help her through it? Here are 10 ways you can help.

By PJ Hamel

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.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Where to Find Support When You Have BRCA

From online support to picking up the telephone and calling a help line, there are resources available to help if you have a BRCA gene mutation.

By Vanessa Caceres

Caring for the Caregivers

Caregivers are human, too, and they need a little help once in while to make sure they don't get burned out. Here's how to lighten their load.

By PJ Hamel

Supporting Men with Breast Cancer

About 1 percent of breast cancer patients are men, but where do they turn for support? These organizations are helping men know they're not alone.

By Phyllis Johnson

10 Steps for Coming Back from Cancer

How do you transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor? Follow these tips for what to expect as you come out the other side.

By PJ Hamel

For Friends and Family: Knowing When to Let Go

You’ve been caring for – or maybe simply just caring about – someone with breast cancer. That person has come to a fork in the road: continue treatment, or give it up? Your mom, your sister, your friend is leaning toward ending her potentially life-p...

By PJ Hamel

Six Steps to Finding a Clinical Trial

How do your doctors make decisions about your treatment plan? In large part, information from clinical trials tells them the best medicine and dosage for you. My oncologist and I read the results of clinical trials in order to decide on an aggressive ...

By Phyllis Johnson

How to Make Important Decisions: Tips for Moving Forward (INFOGRAPHIC)

Trying to make the best decisions possible when dealing with breast cancer? Here’s a framework for figuring out what questions to ask; where to get answers; and what to do with the data you collect. You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and you ne...

By PJ Hamel