Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide

What is metastatic breast cancer? Metastatic breast cancer (also referred to as advanced stage or stage IV breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread (or metastasized) from the breast

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

…conditions or diseases that can also cause changes to the breast. Likewise, anyone can develop breast cancer — not just women. Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH. Inflammatory breast cancer Inflammatory breast

Pregnancy and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

…communication with your health care provider and report any changes to your body.   [Learn more about the signs of breast cancer.] Inflammatory breast cancer  Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is…

Top Myths About Breast Cancer

…history is very important in understanding one’s risk for breast cancer and although having multiple family members with breast cancer may elevate your risk, most breast cancer is not hereditary….

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer

…MD, collaborate on metastatic breast cancer research. Targeted therapies that block the molecular drivers of cancer growth have helped extend life expectancy for metastatic breast cancer patients. For instance, Herceptin,…

I Have Metastatic Breast Cancer: What Is My Prognosis?

…Metastatic Breast Cancer Program, part of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) National Cancer Institute…

What are the Common Subtypes of Breast Cancer?

…is extremely important in determining the best strategies to treat the cancer. Hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers test positive for estrogen and/or progesterone receptors. Breast cancer

Get the Facts on Metastatic Breast Cancer

…Metastatic Breast Cancer Network,, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, among others.   Is there any new MBC research to share? There have…

What Is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

…Other breast cancer subtypes: Hormone-positive breast cancer HER2-positive breast cancer Learn more about triple-negative breast cancer research and treatment at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber….

What Is Lobular Breast Cancer?

…fatty tissue of the breast, they become invasive breast cancers. Invasive lobular breast cancers (ILCs) and invasive ductal cancers (IDCs) have very different growth patterns. Invasive lobular cancers tend to…

Five Myths About Breast Cancer

…is no evidence in breast cancer or breast disease that air causes spread of cancer or that needle core biopsy causes cancer to spread. In fact, needle core biopsy is…

When Is Chemotherapy Used to Treat Breast Cancer?

…and vomiting Diarrhea Metastatic breast cancer Chemotherapy can be a component of treatment for metastatic breast cancer as well, depending on patients’ individual circumstances. Learn more about metastatic breast cancer

How Do I Know My Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence?

…years of being cancer-free. If patients do experience another diagnosis, it may be a new cancer rather than the original breast cancer returning. For patients with hormone-positive breast cancers, the…

Good News for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

…new treatments for breast cancer and is active in breast cancer education. See Dr. Mayer’s presentation on this topic at a recent Dana-Farber forum for metastatic breast cancer patients.  …