Chemotherapy

Does the Oncotype DX Test Create a Personalized Treatment Plan?

Does the Oncotype DX Test Create a Personalized Treatment Plan?

Oncotype DX Test: Personalizing Your Cancer Treatment Over the past years, treatment of breast cancer has changed significantly thanks to technology and advancements in breast cancer research. We have discovered that each breast cancer case is different. It’s important for breast cancer patients to know that there are ways of […]




What Should You Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test?

What Should You Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test?

What to Do If You Have a Positive Genetic Test Genetic Testing can tell us a lot about our risk for breast cancer. A positive genetic test means that a patient carries a genetic mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. These positive test results puts patients at a higher risk […]




Will All Lymph Node-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy?

Will All Lymph Node-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy?

Do Lymph Node-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy? About 40% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have cancer in their lymph nodes. Lymph node positive breast cancer means cancer has spread from the breast to the lymph nodes located in the armpit area. According to our Medical Director Dr. Harness, […]




What Is the Cost of Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer?

What Is the Cost of Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer?

What Is the Cost of Chemotherapy? One of the major concerns of breast cancer patients is the cost of chemotherapy treatment. They wonder if they will be able to afford it. Many patients have asked, “Will my insurance cover chemotherapy treatment?” The cost of chemotherapy can range all across the […]




Will Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

Will Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

Does Chemotherapy Affect My Menstrual Cycle? Women who have undergone chemotherapy treatment have often experienced interruptions in their menstrual cycle. This has left patients wondering if chemotherapy treatment is the cause of their unusual cycle pattern. Concerned women have asked, “Is my irregular menstrual cycle normal? Is this caused by […]




Advice for Patients with Hair Loss Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

Advice for Patients with Hair Loss Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

How to Deal with Hair Loss Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment Although hair loss caused by breast cancer treatment can be alarming, it’s a sign of hope. Hair loss shouldn’t be seen as a negative situation. Instead, it should be a reminder that you are curing yourself and ridding  your […]