Many women who suffer from breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy (the total removal of one or both breasts) or a lumpectomy (the partial removal of one or both breasts) as part of their treatment. While mastectomies are often the most effective treatment against breast cancer, more often than not, they leave the patient […]
The stages of breast cancer are listed in numerical order, 0 through IV, with each order signaling a more advanced stage of breast cancer. Knowing a patient’s stage helps the patient and doctor understand the prognosis, as well as talk about it with others. Each stage is based on four determining factors: Although there are […]
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 […]
There are three different types of breast reconstruction, and which option is best for you depends on your body and your preferences. Before choosing a procedure, you should sit down with your plastic surgeon to go over the three options in depth and discuss which one is best for you.
When we think of the side effects of cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, our first thought is usually hair loss or nausea. But cancer treatments can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your skin, too. Chemotherapy targets fast-growing cells, and since all skin cells are fast-growing, they are profoundly […]