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New Hope In Fight Against Chronic Pain For Breast Cancer Survivors

For up to 60% of breast cancer survivors, waking up post-mastectomy is the start of a brand new battle with chronic pain, according to St. Michael’s Hospital. Mastectomies are believed to cause pain by damaging nerve tissue in the breast and underarm area. This type of pain, known as neuropathy, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:32:27-07:00October 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New Hope In Fight Against Chronic Pain For Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast Cancer Testing

Can Genes Predict Risk Genetic testing has been in the news a lot lately in connection with determining risk of breast cancer. Maybe you’ve even heard the terms BRCA1 and BRCA2. What do those mean, and what do they have to do with breast cancer? BRCA1 and BRCA2 (sometimes pronounced [...]

By |2016-11-17T11:08:00-07:00July 4th, 2013|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Breast Cancer Testing

Your Guide To Cancer Pain Management And Relief

Finding relief from cancer pain is arguably one of the most challenging parts of treatment. If you or someone you love has cancer and is in pain, there are many different treatments. Cancer pain management is possible, even if it can't fully relieve the pain. Here’s some approaches to discuss [...]