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.


August 1, 2018

In August, expert Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN, CBCN answered your questions about cooling cap therapy, an upcoming technology showing promise in preventing some chemotherapy-related hair loss, in a Facebook Live presentation and Q&A.

July 1, 2018

In July, LBBC expert Nicole Simone, MD, answered your questions about how radiation therapy works, what to expect from treatment, the side effects it can cause, and when a doctor might recommend you need it.

June 1, 2018

In June, LBBC expert Pallav K. Mehta, MD answered your questions about the landmark trials TAILORx, PERSEPHONE, ASTRRA and other studies presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, including how the findings might change treatment, who they impact, and what they mean for you.

May 1, 2018

In May, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, answered your questions about grief and grieving, including what causes it, how to recognize it, ways to cope and when you should seek help.

April 2, 2018

In April, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Arash Asher, MD, will answer your questions about cognitive changes after cancer treatment, often called chemobrain, including how to recognize it, what may cause it, and how to manage it.

March 2, 2018

In March, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert William J. Gradishar, MD, FACP, answered your questions about second opinions and metastatic breast cancer.