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Ask the Expert

Our ask-the-expert series will help answer your questions about newly diagnosed 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.

 

September 2013 Ask the Expert: Understanding Radiation Therapy

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jennifer Bellon, MD, answered your questions about what radiation therapy is and what to expect during and after treatment.

May 2013 Ask the Expert: Understanding Hormonal Therapy

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Vijayakrishna K. Gadi, MD, PhD, answered your questions about hormonal therapy, treatment that blocks estrogen in the body, for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

January 2013 Ask the Expert: Making Treatment Decisions for the Newly Diagnosed

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Expert Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD answered your questions about making treatment decisions when you are newly diagnosed.

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.

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.

January 2012 Ask the Expert: Targeted Therapies and Personalized Medicine

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Robert A. Somer, MD, answers your questions about targeted therapies and personalized medicine.

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.

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.

February 2011 Ask the Expert: Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatments and Strategies

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Minetta C. Liu, MD, answers your questions about treatments for early-stage breast cancer and strategies for coping and moving forward.

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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