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Breast Cancer Advice From the UVA Cancer Center

Knowing where to find reliable breast cancer advice starts here. For breast cancer awareness month, take a look at this roundup of useful, engaging articles on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

It’s easy to get lost while searching the internet for breast cancer advice. You can find yourself feeling overwhelmed, not getting the facts you need or finding information that’s not correct or medically sound. Fortunately, you can turn to the UVA Cancer Center’s Your Center archives for breast cancer advice that will provide you reliable information for every stage of your journey. Here are a few places to get started.

Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy

When you’re first living with breast cancer, terms like mastectomy and lumpectomy become a part of your daily conversations. These two options can hold a world of weight, and no one choice is right for everybody. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the decision, you need all the information. In this article, learn the differences as well as how to choose which might be best for you and your situation.

Dealing With Hot Flashes

Breast cancer treatments come with a variety of side effects that can make even the most patient person irritable. This article addresses the cause of hot flashes during treatment, along with some realistic ways to beat the heat and become more comfortable.

Breast Cancer Survival Among Minority Women

Minority women are affected by breast cancer differently, and survival rates aren’t the same as they are for white women. This article lays out how minority women can close the gap for survivorship and provides realistic ways to fight their cancer battle.

Learning to Love Your Body Again

Surviving breast cancer and having to endure harsh treatment protocols can leave you feeling less than beautiful. This article gives you ways you can begin to love your body again, trust it to stay strong and learn to ease back into routines, ranging from bra shopping to intimacy.

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Breast cancer patients and survivors face multiple decisions throughout their treatment. Breast reconstruction surgery is an option that requires plenty of research and discussion prior to choosing it. This article gives patients, and their loved ones, points to consider when determining if it’s the best decision for you, as well as what to expect during the process.

Getting a Mammogram After Breast Cancer

Surviving breast cancer means your mammogram check up just got a bit more emotionally charged. Reading this article gives you practical advice on what to expect when it comes to getting your post-treatment mammograms and how those tests may look after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.

When looking for breast cancer advice that’s reliable, practical and sensitive, start with the team at UVA Cancer Center. While we encourage you to discuss your concerns and questions openly with your doctor, we are proud to give cancer patients and their loved ones a safe landing spot for information to see you through your journey.

Living with breast cancer is difficult. Make sure you're getting the right kind of support by meeting with one of UVA Cancer Center's patient navigators, who can advise you on financial options, treatment decisions and even counseling services.

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Haley Burress
Haley Burress