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BY Sarah Hosea

I didn’t have any breast cancer symptoms until early 2019. Then, a lump the size of a lime popped up on my right breast, seemingly overnight. I hadn’t been able to feel it before that because it was growing so deep below the surface.

I went to my OB/GYN the day after I discovered it. She immediately referred me to a breast surgeon, who ordered an ultrasound. A few days later, I had a biopsy, and the following week, I received my...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Sarah Hosea

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In 2013, Sandy Fontan was a 53-year-old marathon runner in tip-top shape. She maintained a healthy diet and ran between 25 and 30 miles a...

BY Eva María Cárdenas

With cancer treatment — as with life — you can only make decisions based on what you know at any given moment. But new information becomes...

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 Danielle Underferth

Regular screening mammograms detect breast cancer early when they are easiest to treat successfully. But can a screening test called...

BY Lany Kimmons

When Cherie Sanders’ doctor in Amarillo diagnosed her with breast cancer, he described her tumor as “5 centimeters by 2.5 centimeters” and...

BY Shannon Hillegeist

"People are going to want to do something for you. It may be hard to accept their 'help,' and sometimes their 'help'...

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...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate...