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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer – How does this cancer start? Simply put, this cancer which impacts so many begins when cells in the breast grow uncontrollably. Normally, these cells will form a tumor, which can be felt as a lump and visible or recognizable with a simple self-screening. The tumor can be observed through x-rays. If it is found to be malignant – cancerous – the cells can invade other surrounding tissues. Though cancer in the breast is dominant with women, men can get breast cancer as well.

Symptoms – The initial sign of could be a lump, though, not all breast lumps are cancerous and could be benign or abnormal growths. Other breast cancer signs or breast cancer symptoms could include: swelling without a distinctive lump, skin irritation or dimpling, nipple discharge, pain, redness, or thickening of the nipple.

Awareness – One of the most widely-known and visible cancers is a cancer of the breast. There is even a month dedicated to the risk of breast cancer and treatment. October is when all of the associations get very active encouraging breast cancer screening, awareness, how to know if you are a higher risk based on your personal history. October is also when everything from product labels to food selections goes pink to honor anyone with breast cancer and raise awareness for getting checked often especially if you are a candidate form an increased risk of cancer in the breast.

Ribbon – the most visible and recognizable cancer ribbon is very pink and branded around the world to raise awareness.

Unraveling the Layers of Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 22nd 2022, 3:03pm


The death of “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John from metastatic breast cancer has triggered discussions about the specifics of the disease. Here, CURE® details what metastatic breast cancer is.

Patients With Cancer Should Speak Up About Mental Health Struggles if They Don’t Feel Heard, Expert Says

August 15th 2022, 3:00pm


A psychiatrist advises patients with cancer to speak up about their mental health concerns during cancer treatment, as there are tools that can guide best next steps.

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Advice from Patients and Caregivers

April 4th 2022, 6:39pm


Sophie Mueller provides advice for patients and caregivers with breast cancer who may be in similar situations.

HER2-Targeting Post-Operative Treatment for Breast Cancer: The Patient Experience

March 17th 2022, 8:19pm


Jocelyn Mueller describes the treatment process with sub-cutaneous HER2-targeting therapy post-operatively and some of the adjustments that she made to her daily life.

Sub-Cutaneous Versus Intravenous HER2-Targeting Post-Operative Treatment for Breast Cancer

March 17th 2022, 5:50pm


Jocelyn Mueller, a patient with HER2-postive breast cancer, explains the recovery process after surgery and the impact that the availability sub-cutaneous HER2-targeting therapy has had on her breast cancer journey.

Cancerphobic: How My Cancer History Put Me on ‘High Alert’ for Potential New Diagnoses

March 14th 2022, 5:00pm


When two small spots appeared on my face, I couldn’t help but wonder if they might be cancerous. Had I failed to protect my skin with a hat or sunscreen? Suddenly, I was cancerphobic.

Families Need to Be More Open About Cancer Risks, Because it Could Save the Life of Someone You Love

February 24th 2022, 2:23pm


Last year, my wife died of triple-negative breast cancer that was caused by a genetic mutation. If her family risk was discussed more openly, she — and many others with an inherited predisposition to cancer — may still be here today.

Beacons of Light, Hope and Community for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 15th 2022, 2:00pm


A metastatic breast cancer survivor explains why it’s so important to find other cancer survivors to walk alongside.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survival Rate

September 7th 2020, 4:00pm


Overcoming the odds and living with MBC By Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC It is a sad fact of life that once a person reaches

Breast Cancer Detection

October 10th 2018, 4:00pm


Breast cancer detection can be a difficult thing based on the many changes that occur in a woman’s life but early detection is still the best cure. Great article from Kathryn Vinson.