October is awash in seas of pink T-shirts, balloons and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this messaging fails to recognize people who are not cured of the disease.
A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
What is it about breast cancer that has made mastectomy and its effects so hard to discuss for over 400 years?
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Women should know there is no reliable evidence that routine mammograms reduce death from breast cancer, and there’s good evidence that they cause harm.
The chances of surviving breast cancer are improving everyday due to advanced research and new treatment techniques.