Treatment

Chemo

  • What Is Chemotherapy?

    Get the facts on chemotherapy and learn why it might be right for you.

  • What to Know About Ports

    Sometimes, chemo is given through a port, an implanted device that allows drugs to be given intravenously (through an IV) without repeated needle sticks.

  • What to Expect During Your Chemo Treatment

    Here are some things to consider—and how to have a positive experience in the chemo suite.

  • What to Expect After Your Chemo Treatment

    What to do before you leave and before your next appointment.

  • Managing the Side Effects of Chemo

    Here are a few common side effects you may encounter and how to find relief.

Radiation

  • Risks and Benefits of Radiation

    Is radiation the next step? Here's what you should know and why it might be right for you.

  • What to Expect During Your Radiation Treatments

    If you’re about to have your first radiation treatment, you may be full of questions. You’ll find the answers here as well as other information that will help you feel prepared.

  • Managing the Side Effects of Radiation

    A few of the more common side effects and how to handle them.

Surgery

  • Preparing for Surgery

    By doing the prep work now, you’ll be able to focus on getting better faster after surgery. Here are some things to consider.

  • Exploring Your Reconstruction Options

    No doubt, if you plan to rebuild your breasts after surgery, you need to make some decisions. Here are some basic questions to consider.

  • Post-Surgical Care

    After a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice. In addition, these steps will help you stay healthy after surgery.

  • What to Know About Lymph Nodes

    When breast cancer spreads, the first place it often travels is to nearby lymph nodes. That’s why your healthcare provider may check your lymph nodes for the presence of cancer.

Post-treatment

  • Symptoms to Watch for and Report

    Find out which symptoms may warrant a call to your healthcare professional.

  • Your Follow-Up Care

    Once you’ve completed your treatment, follow-up care is important to ensure your breast cancer hasn’t returned or spread, and to monitor any post-treatment side effects.