Cancer Types

Breast Cancer

  • Sex and Gender Minorities Face Disparities in Breast Cancer Care

    Lesbians, bisexual women and transgender men had a longer wait for diagnosis and a higher risk of recurrence.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • Chronic Stress and Cancer

    Accumulating research shows lifelong stressors degrade health and increase cancer risk, but exercise might help counteract the impact of stress.

    by Thomas Celona

  • Forward Look

    A Future Without Breast Surgery?

    A small study finds no cancer recurrences after two years in patients who skipped breast surgery following a complete response to chemotherapy—but experts say the research is in its very early stages.

    by Darcy Lewis

  • Forward Look

    What’s Next

    Technology could detect lymphedema earlier.

    by Darcy Lewis

  • Get Involved

    Healing Takes Flight

    Alicia and Esther Tambe honor their sister’s memory by providing travel experiences to Black women diagnosed with breast cancer.

    by Thomas Celona

  • Pregnancy After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Study finds pausing endocrine therapy is safe for early-stage breast cancer patients eager to expand their families.

    by Thomas Celona

  • Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes for Black Women Despite Similar Recurrence Scores

    Black breast cancer patients had worse outcomes in a recent study, even when cancer features aligned with white patients.

    by Eric Fitzsimmons

  • Forward Look

    A New Breast Cancer Subtype

    Clinical trial results are changing care for people with metastatic breast cancer that expresses low levels of HER2 protein.

    by Kris Conner

  • Chemo or Not?

    Tumor profiling tests that predict the likelihood of distant recurrence can help some women with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer decide on treatments after surgery.

    by Kris Conner

  • Q&A

    Show Me You Care

    Theresa Brown, who was a nurse when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, writes about deep gaps in her own care.

    by Marci A. Landsmann