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Research Saves Lives

By |December 30th, 2016|

Because of medical research, the death rate for breast cancer in the US is 30 percent lower than it was 25 years ago and more than 3.1 million people are breast cancer survivors today.

But […]

Obesity and Breast Cancer

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Maintaining a healthy weight makes a difference when it comes to breast cancer:

Being obese or overweight after menopause can increase your risk of breast cancer by as much as 30-60 percent.
Being overweight or gaining […]

Nutrition and Breast Cancer

By |December 16th, 2016|

No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer or keep it from returning (recurrence). But some foods can help keep your body healthy as it can be and may also reduce […]

Metastatic Breast Cancer

By |December 9th, 2016|

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is an advanced stage (stage IV) of breast cancer where tumor cells have spread to other parts of the body,such as the bones, liver, lungs or brain. Most breast cancer […]

Immunotherapies and Vaccines

By |December 2nd, 2016|

Immunotherapies are a relatively new and promising area of breast cancer treatments that use the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. There are many types of immunotherapies, including the use of vaccines.

Like traditional […]

Hereditary Breast Cancer

By |November 25th, 2016|

Most cases of breast cancer occur by chance. However, breast cancer can occur more often than usual in some families because of their genetic make-up. This type of breast cancer is called hereditary breast […]

HER2 and Breast Cancer

By |November 18th, 2016|

HER2-positive breast cancer (HER2+) is a subtype of breast cancer that makes too much of a protein called HER2. HER2 normally helps a healthy breast cell grow and divide. But in about 25 percent of breast […]

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer

By |November 11th, 2016|

Factors inside and outside of the body can affect breast cancer risks and outcomes. Those outside the body are often called environmental factors. There is no one scientific definition for what is considered an […]

Screening and Early Detection

By |November 2nd, 2016|

Finding breast cancer early, when its easiest to treat, can save lives. Research estimates that regular screenings with mammography have resulted in 30 percent fewer deaths from breast cancer.

However, mammography is not perfect. It can […]

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

By |October 28th, 2016|

Complementary therapies – sometimes called integrative medicine – encompasses many different therapies and is used together with conventional therapy to help prevent or treat breast cancer or lessen the side effects of treatment.

Complementary and […]