The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the longstanding health care inequities that affect Black Communities. These inequities directly impact people with cancer.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive breast cancer.
Any diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating — but none more so than a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is different than early stage breast cancer. The treatments, anxiety and fear that go along with it may never end. As hard as it may be to hear, metastatic breast cancer cannot be […]
The link between family history and breast cancer was well known even before actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had a gene mutation that greatly increased her risk of the disease. Ms. Jolie’s story has certainly pushed the issue to the headlines. It’s sparked a great deal of interest in genetic testing for breast cancer, leaving many […]
If you haven’t heard of palliative care or aren’t quite sure what it is, you’re not alone. Surveys find that most people and even some doctors, don’t have a full understanding of palliative care and all it has to offer those with cancer or other major illnesses.1 What is palliative care? Palliative care is a […]
For many years, breast density (a measure that compares the amount of fat and tissue in the breast) was one of the most important breast cancer risk factors that few people had ever heard of. While it was well known among researchers, the term wasn’t used much in routine health care. That is now changing. […]
After a breast cancer diagnosis, women (and men) have to weigh many, often complex treatment options. Then, along with the help of their medical team and family members, they must make important choices about their care. Key to making these decisions is reliable information about breast cancer. Unfortunately, not all the information people have access […]
Walk the grocery stores aisles these days and you can’t go too many steps before coming across a food with soy as a main ingredient. Yet, despite such popularity – and in part because of it – soy remains an important and somewhat controversial health topic, particularly when it comes to breast cancer. Many women […]
For a medication that’s been around in one form or another for over 2,000 years, aspirin still has a surprising way of grabbing headlines. Once used mainly for pain relief, fever and heart attacks, aspirin has now broken into the realm of cancer prevention. A string of scientific papers have recently been published focusing on […]
It can seem like health writers are obsessed with numbers. Pull up any news article or blog post on breast cancer, and you’ll likely wade into a sea of percentages, decimals, odds and fractions. Often, these numbers describe “risk.” It’s a familiar term but also one that can have some specific meanings when it comes […]
Over the past 30 years, breast cancer rates have increased by nearly 20 percent in the United States (though more recent years have begun to see small declines). During this time, the number of synthetic chemicals in the environment has also increased. These trends have caused many to question whether the increasingly polluted environment is […]
Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among nearly every racial and ethnic group in the U.S. However, the past 25 years have seen much improvement in treatment and overall breast cancer care, which have greatly increased survival rates over the years. During this time, overall breast cancer rates have decreased, but have […]