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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.

By Lara DeSanto

When Should Breast Cancer Patients Opt for Chemo?

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

By Lara DeSanto

Friendships Are Forged In Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients find buddies, exchange advice, and share encouragement with a community of fellow patients in the treatment room.

By Bethany Kandel

Free Rides For Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

Need to find an affordable way to get to your frequent medical appointments? A mix of national and local resources can help.

By Katherine Malmo

Women, Get Your Mammograms: They're Proven to Save Lives

Early detection and treatment for breast cancer have prevented hundreds of thousands of breast-cancer deaths in the United States in the past three decades.

By Diane Domina

Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

If you have metastatic breast cancer, how do you know if a clinical trial might be right for you? And what can you expect if you join one?

By Elizabeth Millard

Metastatic Breast Cancer Nausea Solutions

Metastatic breast cancer treatment can involve chemotherapy, radiation, and medication, which can cause nausea. Here are some solutions for this side effect.

By Elizabeth Millard

Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

African-American women with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer experience higher rates of recurrence and mortality than white women.

By Diane Domina

Heart Med Could Prevent Damage Caused by Chemo Drug

Results of a small study suggest the beta-blocker carvedilol, taken with the chemotherapy drug Herceptin, can reduce heart damage risk in cancer patients.

By Diane Domina

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