Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez DPN, APN, AOCN
Director of Outreach, Prevention, and Survivorship, MD Anderson at Cooper
- Member of LBBC's Medical Advisory Board
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, DPN, APN, AOCN, a member of LBBC's Medical Advisory Board, is an oncology advanced practice nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, New Jersey.
She serves as the director for outreach, prevention, and survivorship, and she is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is committed to the cancer education of the lay and professional community.
Evelyn's research interests are in breast cancer, solid tumors, cancer screening and prevention, women's health, and cancer survivorship.
Neutropenia is a condition caused by lower-than-normal amounts of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. Chemotherapy can cause neutropenia because it kills rapidly dividing cells, including cancer cells and healthy white blood cells. Other cancer treatments can also cause neutropenia.
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Your medical team
Your healthcare providers are a key part of your support team. Many hospitals take a team-based approach to care, meaning your providers work together to follow your case and meet regularly to discuss your treatment.
Tests for metastatic breast cancer
In the time leading up to and after your metastatic diagnosis, you will have a wide variety of medical tests. These first tests help your doctors profile what kind of breast cancer you have, how quickly it is growing, and where it has spread.
What makes metastatic breast cancer different
There are many people who undergo treatment and never have to deal with cancer again. A metastatic breast cancer diagnosis is different because it means you will actively deal with breast cancer for the rest of your life.
Coping with stress in relationships with metastatic breast cancer
You may be afraid to talk about your feelings or fears with friends and family because you think they will become upset or withdraw from you. Yet you might want and even need those conversations.
MBC as a recurrence
No matter how long it’s been since you had breast cancer, finding out that the cancer has metastasized, or spread, may bring feelings of shock, disbelief, anger, betrayal, and sadness.