November 1, 2019
Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs: What Women Should Know About Chemoprev...
Approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. But not every woman’s chances of developing the disease are the same, and those with more risk factors might benefit from taking chemoprevention agents. Chemoprevention... read more
October 11, 2019
Q&A About Ovarian Cysts
If you’re a woman with ovaries, chances are you’ve had an ovarian cyst at some point in your life—they’re very common. It’s possible that you never even knew it. Most of the time they’re harmless, don’t cause symptoms, and go away on their own. While most... read more
October 11, 2019
Are Mammograms Needed After Breast Reconstruction?
Over the years, routine mammograms have helped save countless lives. If you’re a woman who has had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, you may think about that fact and wonder—do I still need to be screened for cancer in my reconstructed breast? “The... read more
September 20, 2019
Flu Shots for Cancer Patients: Seven Fast Facts
Everyday tasks can fall to the wayside when a family is dealing with cancer. But one must-do needs to stay on everyone’s radar: flu shots. Here are seven things to keep in mind. 1. Most people who’ve had cancer should get a flu shot. “The vast majority of... read more
August 29, 2019
Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Almost half of all cancer cases can be prevented. Research over the last 50 years has led us to several different “modifiable” risk factors for cancer, meaning there are steps every one of us can take to decrease our risk for cancer. Many of these healthy... read more
August 6, 2019
Hereditary vs. Genetic Cancers: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to cancer, the term genetic is often used interchangeably with hereditary. But genetic and hereditary cancers aren’t always the same thing, and the difference could play an important role in how a cancer is treated. Understanding mutations... read more