When Cancer Rxs Team Up
Sometimes it takes two. Two breast cancer medications, that is.
Genomic Testing: A Powerful Weapon Against Breast Cancer
Abnormal genes can cause breast cells to grow out of control and become cancerous. By identifying specific gene mutations in tumors, doctors can provide improved targeted treatment for these breast cancers.
Acupuncture Helped Relieve Breast Cancer Rx Side Effects
Medications called aromatase inhibitors are sometimes given to women who’ve been treated for hormone sensitive breast cancer. These medicines have a number of side effects, including hot flashes and joint stiffness and pain.
Combination Rx Therapy Stalled Metastatic Breast Cancer
A medication that treats a type of leukemia targets a protein that’s involved in the spread of breast cancer. Combining this medication with a standard breast cancer therapy helped some patients live longer.
Exercising Away the Pain from Cancer Meds
Aromatase inhibitors (AI) are medications that block production of estrogen, the hormone that feeds most breast cancers.
Walking Away From Cancer Rx Stiffness
After primary treatment, many breast cancer patients are given medicine to keep the disease from returning. Medicines called aromatase inhibitors block the production of estrogen, the hormone that feeds most breast cancers. Side effects of these medications can include joint pain and stiffness.
Breast Cancer Survivors Battling Brittle Bones
Breast cancer survivors can have ongoing health challenges after they’ve beaten "The Big C." Many are on medications that block estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. These medicines also increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and increase the risk of fractures.
Which Cancer Survivors Need to Keep Blocking
Medications that block estrogen can be life savers for some breast cancer survivors. But does this approach help all breast cancer survivors?
1 in 4 Women Skips Breast Cancer Therapy
The majority of breast cancers are fed by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. That’s why women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer are prescribed medicines to block these hormones. But a good portion of women may be skipping the therapy.
Social Media Impacts Cancer Rx Adherence
“I hurt, ache, swell, pain, shuffle, have significant join pain, have cognitive issues, and feel like I’m 80 when I’m mid-50’s. But I’m also so afraid of the breast cancer that I shuffle alongside of everyone, like you do.” Those are the words of a breast cancer survivor talking on a social media channel.