Our winter 2017/2018 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at the financial cost of metastatic breast cancer, and how to pay for treatment that can seem impossible to afford. It features accounts from women who have faced financial issues because of metastatic breast cancer, and expertise from Joanna Morales, Esq, CEO of Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit providing education and resources for cancer survivorship, and associate professor of medicine at Duke University Yousuf Zafar, MD.
Clinical trials are studies carried out in people to learn more about diseases, like breast cancer, and their treatments. But only 3 percent of adults with a cancer diagnosis participate in clinical trials. Learn more about clinical trials from the cover story of the winter 2017/2018 issue of Insight. The story features interviews with people who have participated in clinical trials, and with oncologist Lawrence Wickerham, MD, and BreastCancerTrials.org program director Elly Cohen, PhD.
Our fall 2017 issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer looks at how metastatic breast cancer can affect sex and intimacy, both physically and emotionally. It provides information about talking to current or potential partners, and healthcare providers, about these sensitive, but important issues. It features accounts from women who have faced sexual problems after being diagnosed, and expertise from Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist.
If you're facing other medical conditions while getting treatment for breast cancer, you aren't alone. Those other conditions are called comorbidities, and they can affect your quality of life and what breast cancer treatments you receive. Learn more about comorbidities from the cover story of the fall 2017 issue of Insight. The story features interviews with people who have had multiple health issues at the same time as breast cancer, and with oncologist Gretchen G. Kimmick, MD, MS.
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.