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What Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

After winning her sixth Emmy for her role on “Veep,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared her breast cancer diagnosis in this way: “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one,” she said.A wave of empathy and validation swept over the breast...
Posted 04/19/2019
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High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say.In a study of more than 3 million...
Posted 03/07/2019
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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Tamoxifen at a Lower Dose Might Still Prevent Breast Cancer's Return

Tamoxifen at a Lower Dose Might Still Prevent Breast Cancer's Return

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tamoxifen is considered a vital weapon in the fight against breast cancer, but many women who have to take the drug struggle with its significant side effects.Now, new...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyBCTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with breast cancer isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Well-Meaning Advice and Breast Cancer

Well-Meaning Advice and Breast Cancer

When friends and family hear we have breast cancer, their responses can be well-meaning but oblivious. There's so much more to experiencing breast cancer than meets the eye. We know that breast cancer means many possible combinations of...
Posted 11/16/2018
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Sleep Issues and Breast Cancer

Sleep Issues and Breast Cancer

Women with breast cancer may experience sleepless nights during and after treatment. Lack of sleep can cause stress hormones to increase for some, which may trigger more anxiety. Starting a dialogue and striving towards better sleep is best done...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many women living with advanced breast cancer face significant financial strains -- from paying for their care to simply covering monthly bills, a new survey...
Posted 10/30/2018
Lymphedema

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

By Maureen Salamon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17.Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of...
Posted 10/26/2018
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