Breast self-awareness: Knowing your normal

Many changes occur naturally in our breasts throughout our lifetime. These changes happen at certain times in the menstruation cycle, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, and before and after menopause. But sometimes, changes in the breast can be a sign that something is wrong — possibly breast cancer. By regularly examining and looking at your breasts, … Continue reading Breast self-awareness: Knowing your normal

With genetic testing, sisters take control of breast cancer

Diedre Lewis and her sister, Kimberly, were heading down an uncertain path in 2015. Diedre, then 44, was already undergoing treatment for cancer in both breasts when she started looking into how the disease ran through her family tree. She knew, of course, that her mother had breast cancer. Turns out, so did her cousin … Continue reading With genetic testing, sisters take control of breast cancer

Therapeutic vaccine for triple negative breast cancer, a breakthrough in cancer research

Back in the 1970s, mastectomy was the only accepted surgical option for breast cancer treatment. A lot has changed since then, including steadily increasing breast cancer survival rates, more sophisticated diagnostic techniques and a wide range of treatment options. What remains the same, however, is that the earlier you can catch cancer, the better your chances … Continue reading Therapeutic vaccine for triple negative breast cancer, a breakthrough in cancer research