Our summer 2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at the many types of loss people with metastatic breast cancer experience, and how to cope with those losses. This issue also features a Q&A with Mary Jennings Smith. Mary has metastatic inflammatory breast cancer and is passionate about spreading awareness of this little-understood form of breast cancer.
The cover story of the summer 2017 issue of Insight explores how a mood or anxiety disorder can affect your experience with breast cancer. It is common to face breast cancer and a mood or anxiety disorder at the same time, and with proper care and coordination between your providers, you can learn to handle both issues. Through interviews with people who have had breast cancer and mood or anxiety disorders, and with medical experts, including psychologist Pamela Ginsberg, PhD, and oncologist Ruth Oratz, MD, FACP, this article sheds a light on how common a situation this is and provides practical tips for getting the care you need.
Our spring 2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at what happens when breast cancer spreads to the bones. Bone metastases can be painful, but you have options for easing discomfort and treating the cancer.
This issue also features a Q&A with Jacqueline Breedlove. When Jacqueline was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she was reluctant to talk about it with others. But after being diagnosed with metastatic disease, she became an outspoken advocate. She now volunteers in LBBC's Hear My Voice program.
The cover story of the spring 2017 issue of Insight explores fear of recurrence.
Another feature, called "Navigators Can Help Steer You Through Breast Cancer Treatment," explains the importance of navigators, who can help coordinate your breast cancer care between the many doctors and specialists you'll see.
This issue also features Lorelee Fuchs telling her story of how a clumsy puppy led her to get tested for, and to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Our winter 2016/2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer takes a look at the importance of making goals and celebrating milestones when you have metastatic breast cancer. In this feature, three women talk about how they've found meaning and fulfillment in their lives after their diagnoses.
The cover story of the winter 2016/2017 issue of Insight takes a closer look at one of the most common breast cancer treatments. In "The Choice: When Is Chemotherapy the Right Treatment for Breast Cancer?" women who have had, or have avoided chemotherapy share their stories, and oncologist Pallav K. Mehta, MD talks about how doctors decide whether to recommend chemotherapy.
Our fall 2016 Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer takes a look at genomic testing, a promising new approach to treatment currently being studied. This feature highlights the difference between genomic and genetic testing and how genomic testing impacts women with advanced breast cancer.
Our fall 2016 cover story, “What the Cancer Moonshot Means for You,” provides a comprehensive look at what the U.S. Government is doing to advance cancer research and treatments as part of this new initiative.
The summer 2016 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer is for, and about, caregivers. In our cover story, "What Your Loved One Wants (and Doesn’t Want) From a Caregiver," experts discuss what people with metastatic breast cancer need, and how their caregivers can better meet those needs.
The summer 2016 issue of Insight is for, and about, caregivers. In our cover story, "Help for the Helpers: Why Caregivers Need Self-Care," caregivers share how they have, or haven't taken care of themselves while caring for a loved one, and healthcare professionals talk about how important it is for people caring for others to also care for themselves, and give tips on how to do that.
Our cover story, “Talking With Children About Metastatic Breast Cancer,” offers helpful ideas and suggestions from Cynthia Moore, PhD and moms with advanced breast cancer on shaping a conversation about MBC with your kids. Also included is an uplifting Q&A with Michele Anderson, who describes her experience as a participant in the LBBC Writing the Journe
“Using the Law to Make Change,” our feature story for the Spring 2016 issue of Insight, provides a fascinating overview of the role advocacy plays in shaping the way the general public sees breast cancer and how the medical community reacts to it. Healthy eating experts Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, Christine Zoumas, MS, RD and Stacy Kennedy, M