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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.

July 2013 Ask the Expert: Understanding Lymphedema

Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Joy Cohn, PT, CLT-LANA, and Stephanie Duczak, PT, CLT-LANA, answer your questions about what lymphedema is and how to manage it. 

June 2013 Ask the Expert: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Kauser Ahmed, PhD, and Ruth H. Steinman, MD, answer your questions about managing the stress and anxiety you may feel after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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.

April 2013 Ask the Expert: Research and Treatments for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert George Sledge, MD, answered your questions about treatment options and clinical trials for triple-negative breast cancer. 

March 2013 Ask the Expert: Diet and Nutrition for Long-Term Survivors

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Shoshi Barkai, MS, RD, answered your questions about the importance of weight management after a breast cancer diagnosis and how to incorporate healthful eating and fitness into your daily routine.

February 2013 Ask the Expert: African-Americans Getting Connected, Getting Support

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Alisha Ellis, LMSW, MA, answered your questions about how to get support and care as an African-American woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

January 2013 Ask the Expert: ATLAS Study on Tamoxifen

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD, answered your questions about ATLAS, a major new study that has shown that tamoxifen treatment for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is even more beneficial when taken for 10 years instead of five. These questions were submitted during our January 9, 2013 webinar on News From the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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.

December 2012 Ask the Expert: Fertility and Pregnancy

Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Kutluk Oktay, MD, and Irene Su, MD, answered your questions about building a family after a breast cancer diagnosis.

November 2012 Ask the Expert: Diet and Nutrition After Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, answered your questions about diet and nutrition after breast cancer.

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