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Race Affects Breast Cancer Chemo Completion

New research suggests that non-white women are less likely to complete the full-term course of chemotherapy to treat their breast cancer. What gives?

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Feeling Guilty About Surviving Cancer?

Don't let survivor's guilt overwhelm you. As a long-term survivor, here's how I cope with the loss of friends and fellow patients.

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The Financial Burden of Breast Cancer

Has breast cancer diagnosis and treatment taken a financial toll on your life? You're not alone, according to this study.

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All About AC + T for Breast Cancer

If your doctor has recommended the chemo regime AC + T for breast cancer, here's what you should know about how it works and the potential side effects.

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All About Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC)

If your doctor has recomended Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) therapy for early-stage breast cancer, here’s what you can expect during treatment.

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Should You Get a Lumpectomy or Mastectomy?

It's one of the hardest choices a woman with breast cancer has to make. Here's how to weigh your options to make the right decision for you.

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10 Important Facts About BRCA Gene Mutations

BRCA gene mutations indicate a higher risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Here’s what you should know about your screening and treatment options.

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All About BRCA Gene Mutations

If you have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutations, here's what you should know your options, insurance coverage, and screening for other members of your family.

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Genetic Counselor Explains BRCA Genetic Mutations

Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.

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The Simple Pleasures of Surviving Cancer

The phrase "stop and smell the roses" takes on new meaning after a cancer diagnosis. Here's how breast cancer taught me to live life in the moment.