Ask the Expert
Our ask-the-expert series will help answer your questions about breast cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment or years beyond treatment.
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.
Offering care and support to someone diagnosed with breast cancer can be hard emotionally, whether you’re experiencing stress from balancing your own needs with helping your loved one or having trouble accepting the person’s diagnosis yourself. This September, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Page Tolbert, LCSW, answers your questions about how to be a caregiver while getting the help you need, too.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Steve Martinez, MD, MAS, FACS, a cancer surgeon, and Tonia Goffinet, RN, a surgery nurse, answered your questions about what to expect from surgery for breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert, Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, answers your questions about how to cope with the lingering fear that breast cancer might come back, what to do if the fear becomes too much and where to find support when you need it.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Sara Tolaney, MD, answers your questions about making treatment decisions after a breast cancer diagnosis, from choosing the right care team to understanding your treatment options.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Barbara Musser answered your questions about body image after breast cancer, how to cope with the physical changes of treatment and how to work toward renewed self-love.
April 2014 Ask the Expert: Medical Updates, Treatment Options and Follow-Up Care for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Rita Nanda, MD, answers your questions about today’s treatment options and clinical trials for triple-negative breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, answered your questions about the health benefits of practicing yoga during and after breast cancer treatment, how to safely practice, and how to find yoga teachers trained to help you.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Stephanie Fajuri, J.D., answered your questions about health insurance and breast cancer, how your health coverage may change because of the Affordable Care Act, and how to choose an insurance plan that meets your needs as a person with breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, answered your questions about why breast cancer impacts your weight, why some people gain or lose weight, what you can do during treatment to help manage your weight after treatment ends, and ways to get more exercise or find a fitness program to help your overall wellness.
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.