How Are Your Oncologist’s Communication Skills?
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
1w ago
At the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting Fumiko Chino, MD, presented the results of research she conducted with Breastcancer.org on how doctors’ communication skills affected how well breast cancer patients stuck to their treatment plants. Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Chino explain: why she wanted to do the study the results how to have good conversations with your doctor ..read more
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Top Breast Cancer Research at ASCO 2024
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by Breastcancer.org
2w ago
The 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting featured five days of presentations and educational sessions on all types of cancer. Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, a board-certified medical oncologist at the Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Paramus, NJ, summarizes the top breast cancer research. Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Teplinsky explain: the DESTINY- Breast06 study on Enhertu compared to chemotherapy for metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer how circulating tumor DNA may help predict recurrence descalating treatment to reduce the risk ..read more
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Predicting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk in Young Black Women
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by Breastcancer.org
2w ago
Black women have a higher risk of developing triple-negative breast cancer at a young age than white women. At the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Holly Pederson, of the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Elisha Hughes, of Myriad Genetics, presented their research on how a polygenic risk score can help predict the risk of early-onset triple-negative breast cancer in Black women. Listen to the episode to hear Drs. Pederson and Hughes explain: what a polygenic risk score is the results of their research how the results are being used ..read more
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The Boob Bus
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
3w ago
There are many reasons women don’t get annual mammograms, including the distance to a mammogram facility, lack of transportation, or not having a primary care doctor.  Licensed, certified genetic counselor Rena Vanzo wants to overcome those barriers. She’s started The Boob Bus, a mobile mammography bus that also offers genetic testing and cosmetic procedures, to make getting a mammogram feel more like going to a spa. Listen to the podcast to hear Rena discuss: how she came up with the idea for The Boob Bus the services offered on The Boob Bus why screening mammograms are so important how ..read more
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Easing Cancer Pain in People With a History of Addiction
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
1M ago
Pain is a common side effect of breast cancer. The cancer itself may cause pain and nearly all breast cancer treatments may cause some type of pain. If breast cancer is metastatic – meaning it’s spread to parts of the body away from the breast, such as the bones or liver – it may cause pain in those areas. There are many medicines that can ease cancer pain. Opioids are narcotic drugs that are commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by breast cancer or its treatments. While effective, opioids can be habit-forming, which can be a problem for people with a history of addiction. List ..read more
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Radiation Before Mastectomy: Switching Treatment Order Allows for Immediate Reconstruction
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
1M ago
If early-stage breast cancer has a high risk of recurrence – coming back after treatment – nearly all doctors recommend radiation after mastectomy. But when a woman wants to have reconstruction, the timing of radiation after surgery is tricky because radiation can cause changes in the reconstructed breast’s appearance and up the risk of complications, such as delayed healing. So many women have a tissue expander placed during mastectomy surgery and then receive radiation. Once the area has recovered from radiation, reconstruction surgery is done, usually about six or 12 months after radiation ..read more
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How to Ease Stress
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
2M ago
That being diagnosed with breast cancer is stressful is an understatement. It may be difficult to accept the diagnosis. You may feel overwhelmed by making so many decisions at once: Which doctor should you see? Which treatments should you have? Where should you have treatment? You may have concerns about how you’re going to keep up with your responsibilities at home and at work. At the 2024 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Dr. Ginsberg will be discussing the psychological effects of metastatic breast cancer. During this podcast, she talked about tools anyone ..read more
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Embracing What Matters Most After a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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by Breastcancer.org
3M ago
Living with metastatic breast cancer can bring many changes, including to what you find important. This podcast is the audio from a special Virtual Community Meetup featuring guest moderator Kelly Grosklags. Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly and Community members discuss: how to live in the “right now” acknowledging and accepting feelings, but not justifying them the importance of being true to yourself and letting go of things that don’t make you feel good celebrating what brings you joy ..read more
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Talking To A Partner About Sex After Breast Cancer
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
4M ago
Many people struggle with being intimate during and after breast cancer treatment. Surgery can change the way you look and feel about yourself, as well as change the sensations your breasts feel. Hormonal therapy can lower your libido and make sex painful. You may be afraid that having your breasts or other areas touched will be painful. And you may be fatigued and feeling exhausted. Talking to your partner about all this can feel overwhelming. Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Ross discuss: how people can get more comfortable talking about sex tips on overcoming some of the most common issues ..read more
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Finding and Treating Inactive Breast Cancer Cells
Breastcancer.org | Expert Interviews, Patient Stories & More
by Breastcancer.org
4M ago
At the European Society for Medical Oncology 2023 Congress, Dr. DeMichele presented results from the CLEVER study, which looked at ways to treat inactive breast cancer cells that remained in people who were previously treated for breast cancer. The results suggest that it might be possible to find and treat these inactive breast cancer cells, which could help prevent breast cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back). Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. DeMichele explain: how inactive breast cancer cells survive chemotherapy how the inactive cells wake up and cause a recurrence the results of th ..read more
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