Welcome to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer library. Here you can access a user-friendly collection of LBBC resources to address your medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial concerns.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with advanced (metastatic) disease, or you are a family member, friend or healthcare provider, LBBC can connect you with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
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Learning about Breast Cancer
Here are some recommended resources to get you started:
Find out whether genetic testing is right for you and your family in this comprehensive guide about genetics and breast cancer risk. Learn what factors healthcare professionals look for in families that may suggest an inherited gene mutation led to breast cancer developing, what genetic counselors do, and how genetic test results may impact your treatment, family, and emotions.
Gain a basic understanding of how yoga practice enhances overall wellness, improves quality of life and supports recovery after a breast cancer diagnosis. Learn about the mental and physical side of yoga, common yoga poses, how to adapt poses to suit your abilities during or after treatment, and where to find yoga classes for women with breast cancer.
Discussing treatment options, side effects and other lifestyle concerns can seem daunting. This December, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH, FACP, answers your questions about how to bring up difficult topics with your care team, what you should ask at appointments and how to get the most out of your time with your doctor.
Healthcare reform, health insurance options and consumer protections can be hard to navigate and understand. This November, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq, answered your questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts your care.
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.
In this issue, read about the factors that may impact choosing lumpectomy, single mastectomy or double mastectomy for breast cancer, and what resilience is and how it may play a part in your breast cancer experience. Read Nancy Dallman's personal story of developing and living with lymphedema, swelling of the hand, arm, chest or torso that may be caused by breast cancer treatment.
Learn about living with insomnia and fatigue, what causes the two side effects and how you can manage them with medical and nonmedical therapies. Read an interview with Cheryl Solomen, an exercise enthusiast who raised nearly $6,000 for LBBC's Yoga on the Steps: Philadelphia after her metastatic diagnosis.
Emotional and Psychological Characteristics of Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Do Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Provider Variables Impact Emotional Change from Diagnosis to Post-Treatment?
Women with triple-negative breast cancer experience greater fear, anxiety and worry than women with non-TNBC subtypes at all points from diagnosis through post-treatment. While women with all breast cancer subtypes report a reduction in negative emotion over time from treatment to post-treatment, this change is less profound in TNBC women and appears to be driven almost entirely by concern about the disease.
Education and Information Preferences for Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Should Personal or Medical Demographic Variables Impact Program Tailoring?
Education and information tailoring preferences differ by breast cancer subtype. Women with TNBC strongly prefer education and information tailored to their breast cancer subtype and their race/ethnicity, but they are less interested in cancer stage or living situation-specific tailoring.