Dr. Electra Paskett, Ph.D., has dedicated her career to serving people in the margins – championing high-quality health care for historically marginalized communities in rural North Carolina and most recently in Appalachia and rural Ohio.
As a breast cancer researcher, Dr. Julie Palmer never imagined her sister, Beth, would be diagnosed with the disease. After being diagnosed with early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in her late 40s, Beth underwent a double mastectomy and moved on with her life. Nine years later, Beth learned the cancer had metastasized to her bones and lungs. […]
Every person living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has a unique path to achieving and maintaining a high quality of life.
Recently the nation celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month could not be more important because awareness about breast health and breast cancer is much needed among those of Hispanic heritage in the U.S.
The bones are the first site of metastases for almost half of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). For many of these women, the bones will be the only site of metastases. This was the case for Lauren Huffmaster, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer after she found a lump.
When Idalia Guzman was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in 2018, she couldn’t find other Latina women also living with the disease in her native Puerto Rico.
Wisconsin native Alisa Berndt feels grateful her insurance covered part of her treatment expenses when she was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive lobular carcinoma in 2020.
cancer impacts many people beyond the individual who is diagnosed. Family and friends can be strong sources of support throughout diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
With vacation season in full swing, there are steps those living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and their caregivers can take to make air travel a smooth, stress-free process.
A recent Washington Post article shared the experiences of patients who wanted to “go flat” rather than undergoing breast mound reconstruction after mastectomy. The article examined how sentiment toward flat closure has changed over time. Despite growing awareness, many patients report their doctors never spoke to them about the option to go flat or even […]
With her active lifestyle, Sian Preston, a personal trainer and mother of two, never imagined she would be diagnosed with stage 3C triple negative breast cancer.
Research shows that women who get regular exercise have about a 10-20% lower risk of breast cancer than women who are not physically active.