Five, seven or ten? No – it’s not a trendy store for juniors… it is a real-life anti-estrogen treatment dilemma facing oncologists and their post-menopausal, ER+, early-stage, breast cancer patients. Standard of care is to take anti-estrogen treatment for at least the first 5 years after diagnosis to help prevent hormone-receptor positive breast cancer recurrences.
The world’s best-known breast cancer experts weigh in on issues related to ER+ early stage breast cancer – Part 1
In a consensus report published last week, Endocrine therapy and related issues in hormone receptor‑positive early breast cancer: a roundtable discussion by the breast cancer therapy expert group (BCTEG), the BCTEG addressed four gaps in current guidance for oncologists related to the most common form of breast cancer, estrogen receptor positive (ER+) early stage breast …
Survivorship is one of the biggest buzz words in cancer currently. It turns out that survivorship means different things to different groups of people. See what women who beat breast cancer are saying about their preferences that are in common.
Picking up where we left off In our last blog, we discussed how your aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy can affect the health of your bones. Hormones within your body help to maintain healthy bone by balancing the processes of bone loss and formation that naturally occur during one’s lifetime.
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?
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