Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:10pm

Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer, known as stage IV breast cancer. It occurs when the cancer develops the ability to spread to other organs in the body – most commonly the liver, lung, bone, soft tissues or brain. Even though the cancer involves other organs, it’s still treated as breast cancer.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:34pm

Four weeks after her 33rd birthday, Crystal found a lump in her breast. When she told a good friend and co-worker — whose mother happened to be in treatment for metastatic breast cancer — the friend told her, “Don’t mess around.”

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:37pm

Let’s face it: no cancer is a good cancer. But if you do get cancer, being diagnosed at Stage 0 might be considered a best-case scenario. This year, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, with 63,410 of those women being diagnosed with "in situ" breast cancer, often referred to as Stage 0.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:04pm

I am happy to be back in my hometown working with breast cancer patients in the community. I love my job because of the amazing people I encounter every day. I am constantly inspired by their strength and courage.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:39pm

Historically, Japanese women were much less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than American women. However, as Western lifestyles become a part of everyday life in Japan, breast cancer rates are on the rise. Dr. Kazuki Takabe, Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute explains why a strong relationship between American and Japanese oncologists is mutually beneficial to both Japanese and Asian-American Women.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:58pm

Decades ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer was devastating and almost always meant that a woman would undergo a mastectomy—removal of the entire breast. Today, with regular screening mammograms, breast cancers are often caught in earlier stages, allowing women the choice between a lumpectomy (removal of part of the breast) and a mastectomy.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:28pm

Can men get breast cancer? For Dana and Bill Everett, this question hits close to home. Yes, males can get breast cancer, and yes, it’s something that’s not discussed frequently. Watch this video to hear Dana and Bill give their very honest account of a very tough time in their lives. Then, spread awareness about male breast cancer to the men in your life. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:42am

On her 25th anniversary of being cancer-free, breast cancer survivor, Heidi Fornes, reflects on her diagnosis and how her outlook changed when she decided to spend just one day with Roswell Park.   

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:54pm

In recent months, many news outlets have featured stories about the rising rates of women with breast cancer choosing elective double mastectomies. The reasons why these patients opt for healthy breast removal are very personal, but Dr.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:33pm

In November I began my journey as a Community Patient Navigator here at Roswell Park. This position was created through a New York State (NYS) grant with the goal of increasing the number of women in NYS getting screened for breast cancer.  For most women over 40, the recommended breast cancer screening is a yearly mammogram.