LEARNING ABOUT ADVANCED BREAST CANCER
Patients and some of the country's leading researchers in the field discuss advanced breast cancer.
In its early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. Detecting a lump by way of breast examination, or having a mammogram, is typically how breast cancer is discovered and why regular examinations are so important. But due to metastases that occur with advanced breast cancer, symptoms may sometimes occur. These include: reddish, pitted surface on the breast, breast pain, bone pain, skin ulcers, unintentional weight loss, and shortness of breath. Advanced breast cancer patients have different needs and challenges than those with early stages of breast cancer, so overall patient care is extremely important. And when it comes to developing targeted cancer treatment strategies, doctors now know that the biological make-up of cancers vary greatly which will determine which treatments to recommend. In this program, we will delve into the study of advanced breast cancer; meet some of the country's leading researchers in the field, and spend time with patients who deal with the difficulties surrounding this disease.