Insight, Fall 2011

Our cover story focuses on new breakthroughs in breast cancer research over the last 20 years and how they have affected treatment decisions. Learn about how increased understanding of the biology of breast cancer affected treatment recommendations; how breast cancer treatment plans grew more tailored to individual circumstances; the introduction of new treatments to prevent or ease side effects; and how the introduction of predictive tests helped reduce overtreatment.

Understand how the trauma of a breast cancer diagnosis can affect mental health from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, including how breast cancer can trigger different emotional responses, impact self image, unearth vulnerabilities and cause you to feel that you are losing control and that your body has betrayed you.

Catherine "Reita" Cruze and daughter Laurie Knott share the story of their respective journeys through breast cancer.