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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.

October 2012 Ask the Expert: Metastatic Breast Cancer Symptoms and Side Effects

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc, answers your questions about managing symptoms and side effects caused by ongoing treatment for metastatic disease.

September 2012 Ask the Expert: Navigating Your New Normal

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Julia H. Rowland, PhD, answers your questions about navigating your “new normal” after treatment ends.

August 2012 Ask the Expert: Spirituality and Healing

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Debra Jarvis, MDiv, answers your questions about spirituality and healing after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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.

July 2012 Ask the Expert: Follow-up Testing

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Nancy U. Lin, MD, answers your questions about follow-up testing for early-stage and metastatic breast cancer.

June 2012 Ask the Expert: Genetics and Risk Assessment

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC, answers your questions about breast cancer genetics and family risk.

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.

April 2012 Ask the Expert: Research and Treatment Options for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, and Ruth O'Regan, MD, answer your questions about research and treatment options for triple-negative 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.

February 2012 Ask the Expert: Healthcare Reform

Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Hillary C.M. Nelson, PhD, MPH, answers your questions about how healthcare reform impacts you as a woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

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