Did you know that some treatments for estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer can cause bone loss? Recently, experts in the field compiled the data and made recommendations about how to handle this growing issue for the ~80% of patients diagnosed with this type of breast cancer. Let’s start with a little background information. First the … Continue reading What’s up with bone loss and breast cancer?
In late January, physicians and advocates of breast cancer survivors attended the 2nd annual Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research event in San Diego. The conference, hosted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, aimed to explore topics concerning the needs of … Continue reading The Cancer Survivorship Symposium: A Recap for Breast Cancer Survivors
Last week marked another busy and exciting few days at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), a five-day conference geared toward an international community of more than 7,000 physicians, researchers, and advocates. The purpose of the annual meeting is to share and discuss data and insights from groundbreaking research on breast cancer biology, … Continue reading Highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
Although there are many ways to celebrate the holidays – from intimate family get-togethers to large gatherings with friends – the holidays are mostly about being together and showing gratitude. But for breast cancer survivors, the holidays can evoke a range of complex emotions. So what’s it like to return home for the holidays, after having breast cancer? … Continue reading The Holidays after Breast Cancer: Five Pieces of Advice from ER+ Breast Cancer Survivors
Lisa Whitmyer, a nine-year survivor of ER+, early-stage breast cancer and a team leader in the commercial division of Biotheranostics, Inc. spends most of her waking hours educating physicians about Breast Cancer Index, a test that provides information on risk of recurrence and likelihood of benefit from extended anti-estrogen therapy for ER+, early-stage breast cancer patients. Recently, finding limited free time within a consuming professional career, Lisa has been training, and training for an IRONMAN held in Lake Placid, NY just last weekend.