Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, here is everything you need to know, from how to cope with your diagnosis, to how to understand all your treatment options, to inspiring patient stories.

Featured Stories

What It's Like to Get Breast Cancer Treatment During the Pandemic

Having cancer during the coronavirus pandemic can be scary and isolating. A breast cancer survivor is documenting her treatments on social media to build a virtual support system for those going through it.
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The Lump in My Breast Was Growing—but My Doctor Kept Dismissing the Possibility That It Was Cancer

"Cancer doesn't grow like that," Elizabeth Vines' doctor told her after she went to see him about the rapidly growing lump in her breast. Two months later, she learned she had stage 3 breast cancer at age 35.
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Shannen Doherty Reveals Stage 4 Breast Cancer Diagnosis—Here's What It Means

"I'm petrified," the actress said when she shared the news that her breast cancer came back. Here's why a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis can be so frightening.
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More Breast Cancer

20 Things You Need to Know About Your Nipples

Your nipples deliver milk to a baby, boost sexual pleasure, and can tip you off to serious health issues, such as breast cancer. Here's the nipple health info all women need to know—plus some fascinating facts about nipple hair, nipple piercings, and the elusive nipple orgasm.
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11 Reasons Your Breasts and Nipples Are Itchy

Crazy-intense breast and nipple itching is a lot more common than you'd think. From pregnancy to your period to your showering habits to more serious concerns like breast cancer, we've put together a list of the top health issues that leave you scratching your chest—plus how to end the itchiness.
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As More Women Under 40 Are Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Is 'Hospital Bed Mom' the New Face of Parenting?

Right now, there are moms all over the country squeezing in homework help and signing school trip permission slips between rounds of invasive cancer treatments. It’s not a trend anyone wants to be a part of, but for so many, this is their reality.