Metastatic breast cancer, or advanced breast cancer, is cancer that has spread from the breast to the lymph nodes or other organs, including bone, brain, lungs, and liver. Most women with this diagnosis have already completed treatment for stage I, II, or III breast cancer. Unlike other forms of cancer, metastatic breast cancer is chronic […]
At the AiRS Foundation, we’re always encouraging women to check themselves for signs of breast cancer. But how many of us really feel confident that we know how to detect it? Would we recognize a sign of breast cancer if we saw or felt it on our breasts? Hopefully, we would! But now it’s become […]
More often than not, cancer treatments like chemotherapy cause hair loss. Some women lose all their hair during chemotherapy, while others may experience thinning. Hair loss isn’t exclusively along the scalp; it can also occur on the face, including the loss of eyebrows or eyelashes.
If you have wondered whether a grant for breast reconstruction from the AiRS Foundation helps cancer survivors heal, don’t just take it from us. Hear from one of our grant recipients, Shannon Howden, who was interviewed by The Dallas Morning News about her experience with reconstruction.
If you receive a call from your doctor saying you should consider a mastectomy, to remove a cancerous breast or to prevent the possibility of breast cancer, it can leave you feeling shocked and overwhelmed. Beyond the trauma of receiving a mastectomy recommendation, there are several different options for mastectomies.