On April 14, 2015, actress Rita Wilson announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction. In addition to invasive cancer, one of her diagnoses was pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ (PLCIS).
PLCIS isn’t well-known, and many of my patients wondered what it is and how it’s treated.
PLCIS is a type of lobular carcinoma in situ …
Today is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, established in 2009 when nine members of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network lobbied Congress to designate October 13 as a day of recognition for people whose breast cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body — stage IV disease. These women and men will undergo various forms of treatment, and regular scans and …
Remember when your doctor told you that you had breast cancer?
“Oh, yes,” you sigh.
And remember when your doctor told you it was an especially aggressive form called triple-negative, or estrogen negative?
“Oh, yes,” you shudder.
I suspect your reaction was like mine — confusion and terror.
Well, I was there eight years ago, and now, look what I have done. I survived. Eight …
A few months ago, we asked our friends on Facebook this question:
If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, how did you first discover it? Was it through a routine screening, breast self-exam, or something else?
One hundred and seven women responded — thank you, friends! We found the responses compelling, and want to share them with you:
- 53 breast cancers (49.5%)
Below is an edited version of the webinar I presented through the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation October 16, 2012. You can still get the actual webinar on the Foundation’s site. It was based on questions sent in from women with TNBC.
I was diagnosed with hormone negative breast cancer in 2006, and I’ve been studying this disease since then, reading research papers, interviewing experts and …