Breast cancer is a type of cancer in which cancer cells form in the breast tissue. There are many different kinds of breast cancer, but invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most common, accounting for 80% of all breast cancer diagnoses.
When breast cancer is caught early and in the localized stage, the survival rate is 99%. Early detection methods include monthly self-exams and regular mammograms.
Breast cancer can be diagnosed through various tests, including mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs, and biopsy.
Breast cancer is killing Black women at alarmingly higher rates than their white counterparts. Ricki Fairley’s breast cancer diagnosis set her on a path to demanding better for Black women.
Marbled walls, glowing white shelves and splashes of pink throughout make Livia Boutique a picture of modern elegance. Featuring products uniquely tailored to the cancer experience, this safe space in the heart of New York City offers breast cancer warriors and thrivers a way to connect, relax and support each other throughout their journeys.
Erica Langley’s breast cancer diagnosis came just weeks before her first bodybuilding competition. With no family history of cancer and a sparkling record of clean living, she was blindsided by her diagnosis. But she would soon find her physical and mental strength — honed during rigorous training — would be an asset during treatment and help her come back stronger than ever.
After Virginia Carnesale’s breast cancer diagnosis, she was surprised by how little information was available for health and beauty products that could help warriors and thrivers through treatment. Resolving to do something about it, she founded Stage — an online platform celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.
‘Tis the season for gifting, but Melissa Berry’s latest column shares breast cancer thrivers’ favorite gifts for any time of the year.
Sara Machnik was diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of the pandemic — a cancer diagnosis is isolating enough, but COVID protocols made it difficult to connect with other warriors, friends and family. But then she started writing poetry, and Sara was able to face the darkness and turn her experience into something beautiful.
Part two of the cW Slice of Life essay series, Part Two of Mandi Chambless’ “Tomorrow I’ll Know” takes readers through her cancer journey, exploring the fears that seem insurmountable, the grief of losing sight of past selves and the anxieties of not knowing what is to come — emotions that are real, raw and deserving of recognition.
Lauren Lopriore learns that the cancer journey doesn’t end once treatment is over.
Breast cancer treatment can be a difficult and confusing journey. While there are numerous support systems designed to assist you, knowing the options available allows you to advocate for the care that best meets your needs. Below are 10 ways you can ensure and advocate for the best care for you in your treatment journey.
YSC offers educational materials, social opportunities and more for a younger subset of the breast cancer community.
While in treatment, four-time warrior Liz Benditt wasn’t finding any one-stop shops for actual helpful, functional self-care items. So she created one.
By trusting her gut, Alejandra Campoverdi took genetic likelihood into her own hands and remained steadfast in her approach to breast cancer even when her support network didn’t fully understand. She hopes to inspire other women to do the same through her new PBS Documentary, “Inheritance.”
We spoke with Dr. Jonathan Bank, a reconstructive plastic surgeon, about why medical facilities are cancelling cancer surgeries to protect patients.
AnaOno Intimates, a lingerie brand designed for people affected by breast cancer, hosted their fourth annual fashion show last week in New York City, which featured courageous cancer survivors, thrivers, and supporters wearing fun & fearless fashions.
Claudia “Sunny” Hayes was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 25 years old. A new business owner, her rigorous treatment schedule almost ruined everything she had worked for, but maintaining positivity and a renewed focus on her goals allowed her to create a new kind of success story.
When Jamie found a lump in her breast, doctors told her it was nothing to worry about, but she trusted her instincts and got a second opinion. When she was eventually diagnosed with breast cancer, Jamie truly understood the importance of patients advocating for themselves.