Living With Breast Cancer
- Q How can exercise help me if I have breast cancer?
Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopedic SurgeryIf you have or have had breast cancer, research published suggests that a few hours of walking or other exercise each week may help you live longer. In a Harvard University study of nearly 3,000 women, those who exercised the equivalent of... Full Answer
- Q How can I treat hot flashes when I have breast cancer?
Patricia Geraghty, Advanced Practice NursingHot flashes can be a real challenge to good quality of life in the perimenopausal woman who has breast cancer or is a breast cancer survivor. Estrogen use in the form of a pill or spray or patch that supplies estrogen to the whole body is not... Full Answer
- Q Can social support increase the survival rate in case of breast cancer?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineIn a study published in one of the leading international medical journals, The Lancet, women with breast cancer were followed for five years. There was a significantly increased risk of relapse or death in women who were depressed. On the other hand, a... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my breast cancer on a daily basis?
Depending on the type of breast cancer you have, you may need surgery as well as radiation, chemotherapy, or other drugs, all of which can have side effects such as nausea, hair loss, and exhaustion. You may need to take medication for years, and you... Full Answer