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Breast Cancer

The latest breast cancer news, advice, and information, including treatment, genetics, symptoms, advanced stages, and real-life inspiring stories about people living with breast cancer.

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Patti and her son
Living With

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

Mother and young daughter sitting on the grass in the park.
Risk Factors

Cancer in the Family Genes: Telling Your Kids

Shannon Pulaski wrote a book drawn from her experience telling her children about the BRCA gene mutation which put her at high risk for breast cancer. Here she shares her tips for talking to kids about this difficult topic.

Smiling cancer patient talking to her doctor.
Treatment

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.

Breast cancer cells.
Treatment

When Should Breast Cancer Patients Opt for Chemo?

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

Woman holding shelled walnuts.
Nutrition

Walnuts Could Help Suppress Breast Cancer Cell Growth

Adding walnuts to your diet could help lessen the growth and spread of breast cancer, according to a study conducted at Marshall University in West Virginia.

Doctor with technician and woman getting a mammogram.
Mammogram

FDA Modernizes Breast Cancer Screening Regulations

For the first time in more than 25 years, the FDA has proposed changes to mammography regulations to improve breast cancer screening for millions of Americans.

Mother smiling at her teenage son.
Relationships

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Leaving a Legacy

Having metastatic cancer is a time to live to the fullest, continue making memories, and create a legacy for the loved ones you’ll leave behind.

Mammogram.
Mammogram

Is Your Breast Tissue Actually Dense? It May Depends on the Test Used, Your Race, and Your Weight

Women who undergo 3-D or synthetic mammography are less likely than those who have standard digital mammograms to be identified as having higher breast density.

Women holding hands in a hospital bed.
Treatment

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.

Women in childbirth class.
Risk Factors

More Pregnancies, Less Breast Cancer Risk in Women With BRCA Genes

Pregnancy is are known to lessen breast cancer risk, but until now, it wasn’t known whether this lower risk applied to women with BRCA genes.