Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy for breast cancer is given if there is concern that the cancer might recur or spread to other parts of the body.

For some women, chemotherapy is given before surgery to reduce the size of the tumor to make it easier to remove.

Side-Effects of Chemotherapy
Side effects depend on the drugs used, but common side-effects include:

  • Hair loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Slight increased risk of infection

Spotlight

Staff and supporters at the Foundation are thrilled to welcome new Chairman David Mutch, MD, FACOG. Read Dr. Mutch’s bio here.

Awareness

Unbreakable Bonds: Read this NY Times Mother’s Day tribute featuring Nt’l Race Host Committee member Megan Neforos: click here

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014-2015 Research Grant and Prizes. View the PDF.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course is June 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana. For more information, click here.