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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.

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.

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.