Breast Cancer - Treatments

Dan Doty

Cancer is very scary condition. Whether it happens to you or a loved one, it is always difficult to deal with. Here is Dan's story, an ex-Marine who was able to take this on, in addition to other health scares.

"Cold Caps" May Prevent Hair Loss From Chemo

One of the most psychologically and socially devastating side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. Although not yet FDA-approved, cold caps have helped many women hold onto their locks.

High Cholesterol May Promote the Growth of Breast Cancer

New research from Duke University Medical Center finds a byproduct of cholesterol may be linked to the growth and spread of breast cancer. But are cholesterol-lowering drugs the answer?

Consider Becoming a Platelet Donor

Many patients undergoing chemotherapy are in need of platelets. Here's how you can help.

What's Your White Blood Cell Count?

In addition to knowing your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol numbers, you should also know your white blood cell count. Here's the lifesaving reason why.

Nanomedicine: New Options for Cancer Patients

Nanometer, nanotechnology, nanomedicine. You may have come across these terms, but what do they mean? And how can they help you?

Chemo Brain: What You Need to Know

The brain fog experienced by people with cancer can be controlled. Here's what it is, and what you, or a loved one, can do about it.

Staying Headstrong During Your Fight With Cancer

Cancer is hard on your body and can impact your mind as well. Learn what you can do to gain a sense of control.

Keeping Cancer a Secret

Planning to keep your diagnosis to yourself? Read this first.

Key Facts About Cancer

Educating yourself can help ease some of the anxiety. Read on for important information.

Breast Cancer Surgery: What Are the Options?

Approximately 12 percent of women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime but when it comes to surgery, there's no simple formula. Here, a rundown of the most common surgeries performed after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Get Smart About Health Info in the Media

Here's how to understand the latest health news and what it means for your diagnosis.

Why Cancer Insurance May Not Pay Off

If you were diagnosed tomorrow, would you be prepared financially? If the answer is "no," you may be tempted to invest in cancer insurance. But read this first.

Living With Cancer? 10 Healthy Habits to Follow

Don't let cancer cramp your style. These hints will help you thrive during treatment.

Are You Covered? The Case for Cancer Insurance

Think you're covered in case of cancer? You might need to think again.

5 Ways to Help Your Loved One With Cancer

Is a friend or family member dealing with cancer? Here's what you can say and do to help.

Living With Cancer? How to Help Others Help You

After disclosing your cancer diagnosis, you may find friends and family behaving differently toward you. Here's how to put an end to the awkwardness.

Breast Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nearly one in four women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer will also develop this second condition. Learn more about the connection.

4 Types of Breast Cancer

By understanding the subtle differences between breast cancers, scientists are on the path to personalizing breast cancer treatment.

Find the Best Cancer Treatment Facility

Identifying the right treatment place for you is an essential ingredient in your cancer treatment plan.

The Downside of Chemotherapy

Despite widespread use for cancer treatment, chemotherapy (or chemo) does have its downsides.

Harness Your Immune System to Fight Cancer

Your body's own immune system is a germ-fighting machine. Scientists see promise in directing these powers toward eradicating cancer. Here's how.

Are Our Own Killer Immune Cells the Key to Curing Cancer?

Anti-CD47 is an antibody, which is a protein that is part of the immune system and helps destroy harmful invaders. In test tube studies and experiments with mice, anti-CD47 shrank tumors and helped to prevent them from spreading.

Understand the Different Types of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of breast cancer is not as straightforward as you might imagine (or hope). There are several different types of breast cancer, some more serious than others. Get the facts.

False-Positive Mammogram Results

It happens. It's scary. Here's what you need to know about when a mammogram shows an abnormal area that looks like cancer but is not.

The Gray Line Between Breast Cancer and Abnormal Cells

Determining what should be treated aggressively and what would do better to watch and wait is not always clear-cut. Understand the debate around ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS.

Health by the Numbers: Cancer

If detected early, many forms of cancer can be successfully treated. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Breast Cancer

Breast cancer death rates have been declining, thanks to increased prevention and improved treatments. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

IUD Pros and Cons

Popular in the 80s, this form of birth control is making a comeback. Here's what to consider.

Real Solutions for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is often an intense side effect for cancer patients. Why does it happen and how can it be remedied?
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