Support and Survivorship for Breast Cancer
Articles covering support topics, including survivorship, exercise, soy intake, breast prostheses, and helpful websites.
Recommendations for Follow-Up Care After Treatment for Breast Cancer
After treatment for breast cancer, it is important for you to adhere to your provider’s plan for follow-up care. This article reviews the most common follow-up recommendations
Survivorship: Late Effects After Radiation for Breast Cancer
A late effect is a side effect related to a cancer diagnosis or treatment that happens months to years after treatment. This article provides information about possible late effects after radiation for breast cancer.
Exercises for Individuals with Breast Cancer
Exercise is important for patients being treated for breast cancer. This article explains why exercise is important and includes a variety of exercises that can be done by a patient.
About Breast Cancer and Exercise
Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain strength, energy, mobility, and to cope with cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatment. You should find an exercise that fits your interest and the needs of your body. If you don't feel comfortable exercising on your own, you can work with a physical therapist or a qualified trainer.
Living with Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer
When you first learn you have advanced breast cancer or metastatic breast cancer, many questions and emotions arise. This article provides education, support and resources to cope with advanced/metastatic breast cancer.
The Skinny on Soy and Flaxseed for Breast Cancer
This webinar, presented by Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, discusses healthy nutrition habits regarding soy and flaxseed for patients with breast cancer.
Arm Pain after Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
During some surgeries, there is a chance that a certain nerve will be damaged. This nerve is called the intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN). Damage to this nerve can cause arm pain that is not due to lymphedema.
Axillary Web Syndrome (Cording)
Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), also known as cording, is when a fibrotic band or rope/cord-like texture develops under the skin. it can be managed with physical therapy.
Breast Cancer: Myths & Facts
Common myths about breast cancer are addressed and the truth revealed.
Blood pressures and IVs after mastectomy
Finding and Fitting a Breast Form: Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors
Tips for finding a breast prosthesis or breast form that looks natural and fits properly.
Weightlifting Slashes Lymphedema Risk After Breast Cancer Treatment
Summary of the PAL research study, which demonstrated that weightlifting may play a key role in a program to prevent the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.
Resources for More Information: Breast Cancer
This article provides information about organizations offering support, education and resources to people living with breast cancer.