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.
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.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, answers your questions about how to talk with children about what breast cancer is, the physical changes they may see you go through during treatment, how to handle the hard questions they may have, and how children of different ages may react to the news.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq, answered your questions about how a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment may affect your career.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jennifer Bellon, MD, answered your questions about what radiation therapy is and what to expect during and after treatment.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Debra Somers Copit, MD, answers your questions about the latest breast imaging and screening techniques.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Hope S. Rugo, MD, and Carey K. Anders, MD, answer your questions about triple-negative breast cancer in this companion to our April 2013 webinar and Ask the Expert.
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.
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.
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.