Treatment

Usually treatment for breast cancer begins a few weeks after a diagnosis. That gives you time to do these things:

  • Get more tests, if you need them.
  • Talk with your doctor about treatment choices.
  • Get a second opinion, if you want one.
  • Decide about treatment.
  • Make plans for your work and home-life, which may include hiring extra help while you are undergoing treatment.

Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer, its stage, hormone-sensitivity, your health and personal preferences. Most treatment plans include surgery followed by additional treatments, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation.

Spotlight

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Read the 2015 Fact Sheet: The Role of Heredity in Gynecologic Cancer

Awareness

Look for the Foundation’s ad in the September issue of Family Circle!

Research

Research Prize applications are due 10/28. Click here to apply for one of the 7 available prizes.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course is Sept. 12 in Duarte, Calif. For more information, click here.