Breast Cancer

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:30am

Women at average risk for breast cancer should have an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:18pm
After a recent appointment at Roswell Park, I was suddenly awash with emotion, almost on the verge of tears. My brain was flooded with the enormity of my entire experience, starting of course with the brutal reality that I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:25pm
Danielle and Amy were meant to cross paths. Their lives were linked in more ways than one. But they didn’t truly connect until last May, when their mutual friend, Craig, initiated an introduction.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:40pm

Adult women, starting at age 20, are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam at least once a month. The key to a successful self-exam is consistency.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:14am
Radiation therapy plays an integral role in the treatment plan for many breast cancer patients, reducing cancer recurrence and improving survival.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:20pm
You may know someone who doesn’t wear deodorant or antiperspirant due to fear of an increased breast cancer risk. Are their concerns supported by scientific data? According to researchers, the answer is no.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:53pm
"But you're so young." These words have resonated loudly in my mind over and over again in the last year. Yes, statistically, a 28-year-old should be planning other major life events that do not include a double mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, endocrine therapy, and several reconstructive surgeries.