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5 Things to know if you’re at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer

Do you have a family history of or an inherited risk to breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Have you heard of BRCA mutation? Watch this video to learn how genetic testing can significantly reduce your risk of a late-stage cancer diagnosis, what screenings insurance might cover, and how to talk to your doctor about your breast cancer risk. Learn about the signs and symptoms of breast and ovarian cancer so you know what to watch out for. Thank you to Susan M. Domchek, MD from the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine.

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Sheila Marie Johnson: 2021 Going Beyond Honoree


Sheila is a mother and 25-year veteran of the United States Air Force. She is a very active leadership volunteer for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, serves as a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer program, and volunteers for other organizations dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer through research.

Breath, body, mind: Practices for resiliency


Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with MBC for years, tapping into your resilience can help you fill your life with a sense of support, meaning, and hope. In this experientially rich program with yoga therapist Yael Flusberg, learn about resilience and what it might look like for you. Join us as we explore mindfulness, movement, and journaling — with the goal of finding what speaks to you — as we close our time together

Scalp cooling & breast cancer treatment: What providers need to know


Scalp cooling for hair preservation during chemotherapy treatment is growing in popularity and can improve your breast cancer patients’ body image and overall quality of life. During this webinar, Elahe Salehi, DNP, ANP-BC of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, shares her expertise in scalp cooling.

Scalp Cooling: Nicole's Experience


Scalp cooling is a therapy that helps some people lose less or no hair during chemotherapy treatment. Nicole tried scalp cooling as she was going through treatment and shares about her experience and what she wishes she had known.

Bone mets with Kristen D. Whitaker, MD, MS


The bones are a common place for breast cancer cells to spread in metastatic disease. This video offers the latest updates on treating bone mets, including methods to manage bone pain and lessen the chances of fractures and compression. Address side effects of treatment using our speaker’s tips.

Skin care and scarring after breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy


The impact of breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy on skin is often overlooked though it can affect the way your skin looks and repairs itself. Skin changes can cause discomfort or pain and serve as a daily reminder of the trauma of breast cancer treatment.

In this interview, Living Beyond Breast Cancer CEO Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, spoke with breast surgical oncologist Monique Gary, DO, MSc, FACS, about ways to protect your skin before, during, and after treatment. Dr. Gary explains how doctors evaluate your skin before treatment and questions to ask. Learn how to minimize keloids and hypertrophic scars, and about specific products, lotions, and supplements that strengthen skin. Get guidance to protect your sensitive skin in the summer sunshine.

Your body, your fitness: An action plan for exercise


Every body is unique — before, during, and after breast cancer treatment. In this video series, Sami Mansfield helps with an action plan for movement no matter where you are, acknowledging the impact of breast cancer treatment on the body.

Pregnancy after early-stage breast cancer


Shehzin was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer at age 27. She speaks about the decision to preserve embryos before treatment and working with her oncologist to pause hormonal therapy so that she could become pregnant.

This video was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1 NU58DP006672, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Highlights from the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, with Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc


Highlights from the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, with Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc

This year’s annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) was a hybrid gathering of researchers and advocates coming together both virtually and in-person to talk about important and exciting news in breast cancer research.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer CEO Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, spoke with Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc, professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, about the major findings presented at SABCS 2021 and what they mean for you.

Fueling Resiliency


Research shows resilience can ease stress and improve life satisfaction among people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. But what does it really mean to be resilient? How do you sustain it? In this interactive talk with Jacci Thompson-Dodd, MA, MSSS, LASW, explore your inner resources for building resiliency, and discover practical ways to deploy these resources to reduce stress and increase well-being.

Making sense, making meaning after a breast cancer diagnosis


What does “getting back to normal” look like after a breast cancer diagnosis? How do you make sense of what has happened and what does the way forward look like? These are common questions many women have after treatment is completed. Eucharia Borden, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, senior director of health equity with the Cancer Support Community, will unpack these questions and provide you with tips on how to process the impact of your experience. She’ll share how acknowledging what’s happened to you can create strength, growth, and purpose going forward.

Understanding and accessing palliative care


Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of serious illness. Learn about the goals of palliative care, how palliative care can benefit you physically, emotionally, and spiritually, how to access palliative care, where you get care, and how palliative care can even benefit those you love.