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Biosimilar Medicines: What They Are and What’s in the Pipeline for Breast Cancer

By on March 30th, 2017 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

You may have read or heard about biosimilar medicines in news stories. Many experts think they may allow more people to have access to treatments for cancer and other diseases. But what exactly is a biosimilar medicine, and how do we know one is as safe and effective as the original drug?

In this blog, we’ll address some of the questions that our visitors have …

Who Knew? Managing Privacy in Your Social Circle

By on March 2nd, 2017 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

After multiple scans, biopsies, lumpectomies, and a diagnosis of an early-stage breast cancer, I asked the doctor in charge of my breasts at the time, “Why me?” To which she responded, “I don’t know, Rosie, you just have shitty breasts.” Nice answer, and the impetus to change practices!

The following month as I was preparing to begin radiation treatment, I received a call from the …

2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Coverage

By on December 16th, 2016 Categories: Research News

Every December, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brings together clinicians, researchers, and advocates to discuss the latest breast cancer study results. We’re proud to present our coverage below. We’ll be adding updates and links to the top of this page.

Research News

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Male Breast Cancer: Adding Some Blue on the Pink

By on November 23rd, 2016 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s Note: Movember is an annual event for which men grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various men’s health issues, with the ultimate goal to reduce the number of men dying prematurely. While Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week is the third week of October, Breastcancer.org Community member Traveltext wants to share his story in November to let people know that …

Self-Care for Caregivers

By on November 21st, 2016 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

November is National Family Caregivers Month. We asked authors and experts in the field for their thoughts on ways people taking care of loved ones can also take care of themselves.
Here’s what they had to say:

Tamara Shulman, Ph.D., F.A.A.C.P., clinical psychologist

“When you are wrapped up in caregiving, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself. Even if you can only …

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