March 27, 2019
Intimacy After Breast Cancer
Being comfortable with your body and enjoying intimacy can be a challenge after breast cancer. It’s different for every woman, but some issues, both physical and emotional, are common. Fortunately, there are aids and strategies that can make adjusting to... read more
March 21, 2019
The Good News About Radiation Treatments and Your Skin
Many people think skin problems go hand-in-hand with radiation treatments for cancer. But that’s not always the case anymore. “Basically, most things we do now don’t impact the skin at all” said Eric M. Horwitz, MD, FABS, FASTRO, Chair of Radiation... read more
February 20, 2019
A Q & A about Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer
Cancer treatments are changing all the time. One of the most exciting options is immunotherapy. Researchers are studying who can best benefit from this treatment because research is moving quickly. Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase... read more
October 25, 2018
5 Things to Know if You Have Dense Breast Tissue
Nearly half of women over 40 who have mammograms are found to have dense breasts. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering what exactly that means—and how it impacts your risk for breast cancer. Here’s what you should know. 1. There’s nothing unusual... read more
October 18, 2018
Breast Biopsies: Your Questions Answered
If your health care provider spots something new or unusual on your breast imaging test, there’s a good chance they’ll recommend a breast biopsy. It’s completely normal to feel nervous or anxious about this procedure. But knowing more about biopsies, how... read more
October 3, 2018
Breast Cancer: Men Get It Too
Breast cancer is often thought of as a disease that only strikes women. But men also have breast tissue, which means they can develop cancer in that tissue. In 2018, about 2,250 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s about 1 percent of... read more