Chemotherapy (for multiple types of cancer, including triple negative breast cancer)

August 29th, 2017

Chemotherapy involves drugs used to kill cancer cells. Today it is given with anti-nausea medication to reduce this debilitating side effect. Specific kinds of chemotherapy are:

Anthracyclines, such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and epirubicin (Ellence)
Taxanes, such as paclitaxel (Taxol) and docetaxel (Taxotere)
5-fluorouracil (5-FU)
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
Carboplatin (Paraplatin)

Not all women with breast cancer will receive chemotherapy.

Radiation

August 29th, 2017

After surgery and/or reconstruction, some women go straight to chemotherapy; they will sometimes have breast radiation therapy after their chemo. Others will have radiation after surgery. Women can also choose to participate in an adjuvant (post-surgery) clinical trial before radiation therapy.

Surgery

August 29th, 2017

Surgery options include breast conserving surgery (called BCS or lumpectomy) or removal of the breast (mastectomy). In addition, lymph nodes may be removed from under the arm to check for the presence of cancer cells. Currently, a sentinel node biopsy can identify lymph node involvement with much less of a chance of the debilitating effect of arm swelling or lymphedema which may result after having lymph nodes removed.

What materials will you bring to our office?

May 18th, 2016

All attendees will receive a Pink and Teal booklet designed to accompany the presentation. It is an excellent resource tool and is edited by several doctors and updated and published by SHARE annually.

When are Pink and Teal seminars offered?

May 18th, 2016

Although lunchtime is the most popular time requested, we can offer a seminar at whatever time works best for your office. Seminars are offered year round, Monday through Friday.