Breast Cancer Screenings Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The good news is finding breast cancer during its earliest stages provides more women with the opportunity to live a full and healthy life. When breast cancer is detected early, there are more localized treatment options … Continued

Beth’s Story: “The unknown is scarier than knowing.”

As the saying goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. That was Beth Taylor’s reasoning when she decided to take the High Risk Breast Evaluation at NorthShore University HealthSystem. “I went for my annual mammogram at Evanston Hospital and a nursing assistant asked if I would like to take the test,” she says. “Given … Continued

Four Ways Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators Benefit Patients

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is overwhelming. Patients often have questions about their diagnosis, what it means and when they should schedule appointments to get going with treatment. There is a lot of uncertainty and wondering, what is next? That is where breast cancer nurse navigators step in. Patients are typically introduced to us after … Continued

11 Myths About Breast Cancer

There are a lot of facts about breast cancer. For example, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of myths and misconceptions about the disease. Here we provide the truth behind some of the most misunderstood aspects of breast cancer.

How is Breast Cancer in Young Women Different?

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. However, it’s uncommon in women younger than age 40. This group makes up only about five percent of breast cancer cases. The bad news is that when younger women do get breast cancer it tends to … Continued

Laura’s Story: “I felt well cared for throughout the journey.”

Laura Troche, 47, is proactive about her health. She watches her nutrition, gets regular exercise and sees her doctor for routine exams and preventive care. But during the spring of 2020, she noticed a strange pain under her armpits and a bump near her breast area. Her family doctor recommended a mammogram followed by a … Continued

Sharing a Breast Cancer Diagnosis with Family and Friends

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is overwhelming, and sharing it with family and friends isn’t easy. But having their support throughout your journey is essential to healing. Here’s a guide to breaking the news to your loved ones. View slideshow.

Breast Reconstruction: DIEP Flap Provides a More Natural Outcome for Patients

In the past, losing one or both breasts was one of the most devastating aspects of breast cancer treatment. Many women experienced feelings of anxiety and sadness over a perceived loss of femininity. Today, however, breast reconstruction gives women the option to rebuild their breasts and restore their sense of self. Most patients elect to … Continued

Five Tips to Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. You can’t control some risk factors, such as family history, genetics and ethnicity.  However, you can influence others by following these lifestyle tips: Maintain a healthy weight – Adults should aim to keep … Continued