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BY Devon Carter

When found early, breast cancer can often be treated successfully. “90-97% of patients with early stage breast cancer are alive and well even 10 or 15 years after treatment,” says Carlos Barcenas, M.D., associate medical director of the MD Anderson breast cancer survivorship clinic.

But survivorship is complex and can bring new challenges. Here, Barcenas shares three insights to help breast cancer patients with the transition into...

Illustration of breast cancer survivors in masks

BY Devon Carter

Clinical trials are how progress is made in medicine. “They’re really essential to drive our ability to deliver better cancer care,” says...

BY Devon Carter

Steroids are a natural part of your body. They’re hormones that help regulate your body’s reaction to infection or injury, the speed of your...

BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes. “And we hope it will work for more in the future,” says breast medical oncologist Bora Lim, M.D.

Although immunotherapy has been successful in treating some cancers like melanoma, colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, it hasn’t shown as wide success in treating breast cancer yet. “It's hard because breast cancer is very smart,” Lim says...

Image: Immunotherapy treating breast cancer

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Devon Carter

Natural killer cells – or NK cells – are part of our immune system. They patrol our bodies for abnormal cells like cancer and destroy them...

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Devon Carter

Most women naturally go into menopause when they’re in their 40s or 50s. That’s because as a woman ages, she has fewer reproductive eggs and...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have...

BY Devon Carter

Pencil beam scanning, also called scanning beam, is the most advanced type of proton therapy. Only a few millimeters wide (the width of a...