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How Do I Know If My Advanced Breast Cancer Therapy Is Working?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Knowing if your current therapy treatment is truly doing everything it can to beat your breast cancer is, well, difficult to say the least. Here are some things to think about or consider. What are the symptoms of metastatic cancer? It’s not always easy to tell if cancer is progressing, despite treatment. That’s because it doesn’t always cause …

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A Dozen Myths About Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com When it comes to breast cancer, there’s a lot of information out there. While much of it’s true, some of it’s just plain false. Take a look at these top myths. Myth 1. If you feel a lump in your breast, it means you have breast cancer Most breast lumps aren’t breast cancer. A lump, which can vary …

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After Years of Decline, Researchers See Uptick in Size of Breast Cancer Tumors at Diagnosis

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From: healthline.com Researchers say the size of breast tumors at diagnosis has decreased since routine screening came along, but they’re getting bigger. Breast tumors are significantly smaller at diagnosis today than they were in the early 1980s, thanks in large part to better screening.However, experts have changed screening guidelines in recent years to recommend younger women wait to start annual …

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Keytruda Performs Well in Latest Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

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From: healthline.com The immunotherapy drug has been successful in treating other cancers and the latest trials provide hope for people battling lung cancer. When Edith Pelka was diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer last summer, the retired New York nurse, yoga instructor, and self-described “straight shooter” thought her life was over. “After the surgeon told me that my tumor …

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The Best Metastatic Breast Cancer Forums of 2015

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Written by Juliann Schaeffer Medically Reviewed on March 3, 2016 by Helen Chen, MPH From: healthline.com Although no one can say exactly where a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer will take you in the weeks and months to come, experiential support can help you through it. Experiential support is support you get from people that you may not even know. …