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Ask the Expert

Our ask-the-expert series will help answer your questions about metastatic breast cancer.

Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted on our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.

August 2015 Ask the Expert: Dealing With the Financial Impact of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer requires ongoing care and ongoing costs. You may be worried about what insurance will and will not cover, what you will have to pay out-of-pocket and how you will manage your other financial obligations while paying for breast cancer treatment. Learning about what resources are available to you and making a plan can help you prepare for, and lessen, the costs of metastatic breast cancer. 

This August, Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq, and Amy Niles, MBA, answer your questions about how to stay afloat financially while having ongoing treatment.

February 2015 Ask the Expert: Being Your Own Caregiver

Not everyone has a big support system to lean on after a breast cancer diagnosis. Whether you are living alone, living far from friends and family, or simply keep only a small circle of close friends, you may find that you have to care for yourself more often than others. Still, there may be moments when having a stronger support system could be useful.

This February, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Christina Bach, MBE, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C answered your questions about how to juggle everyday life with cancer treatment when you are your own caregiver; what kinds of professionals your treatment center may have to help you; and where to find the support you want.

October 2014 Ask the Expert: Research and Treatments for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Katherine Tkaczuk, MD, answered your questions about available treatments for metastatic breast cancer, and what research is on the horizon.

December 2013 Ask the Expert: The Emotional Impact of Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Neal Niznan, LCSW, answered your questions about how a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis may affect your mood, how to cope with difficult emotions, ways to manage your emotional concerns along with those of your family and friends, and where to find resources for peer or professional support.

October 2012 Ask the Expert: Metastatic Breast Cancer Symptoms and Side Effects

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc, answers your questions about managing symptoms and side effects caused by ongoing treatment for metastatic disease.

August 2012 Ask the Expert: Breast Reconstruction

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Frederick J. Duffy, Jr., MD, FACS, answers questions that were submitted during our August 21, 2012 teleconference on breast reconstruction.

July 2012 Ask the Expert: Follow-up Testing

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Nancy U. Lin, MD, answers your questions about follow-up testing for early-stage and metastatic breast cancer.

May 2012 Ask the Expert: Understanding Chemotherapy

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jennie Lattimer, CRNP, answers your questions about chemotherapy for early-stage and advanced breast cancer.

March 2012 Ask the Expert: Sex and Intimacy

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Kara M. Nakisbendi, MD, answers your questions about sex and intimacy after a breast cancer diagnosis.

November Ask the Expert: Managing Side Effects

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, MSN, NPC, AOCN, answers your questions about managing side effects of breast cancer treatment.

October Ask the Expert: Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatments and Strategies

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Erica L. Mayer, MD, MPH, answers your questions about new treatments and research for metastatic breast cancer.

September 2011 Ask the Expert: Fitness and Exercise

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Deborah Julie Franklin, MD, PhD, answers your questions about fitness and exercise after breast cancer.

August 2011 Ask the Expert: Breast Reconstruction

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Ariel N. Rad, MD, PhD, answers your questions about breast reconstruction.

July 2011 Ask the Expert: Anxiety and Depression

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Drucilla Brethwaite, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, answers your questions about the complex emotions you may feel after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and after completing treatment for breast cancer, or if you are at high risk for breast cancer.

June 2011 Ask the Expert: Clinical Trials

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert George W. Sledge, Jr., MD, answers your questions about breast cancer clinical trials.

January 2011 Ask the Expert: Understanding Health Insurance Options

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Luanne Amato, MBA, answers your questions about how to navigate your current insurance policy, or what to do if you are unable to work, leave your job or are uninsured.

December 2010 Ask the Expert: Communicating With Loved Ones

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Neal Niznan, LCSW, answers your questions about how to help you, your partners, family and friends feel more comfortable talking about your breast cancer experience.

November 2010 Ask the Expert: Nutrition

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Kathryn A. Allen, MA, RD, CSO, answers your questions about how nutrition can help improve your overall health and quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

October 2010 Ask the Expert: Acupuncture

Acupuncture maintains health by removing blockages of vital energy, or qi (pronounced "chee"), in the body.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Mary Ellen Scheckenbach, MAc, LOM, answers your questions about how acupuncture can help you improve your quality of life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

September 2010 Ask the Expert: Neuropathy

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Linda T. Vahdat, MD, answers your questions about neuropathy.

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