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Oncology Nurse Hour: Breast Cancer

  • Kristin Johnston, RN
    Chief Nursing Officer

Massive Bio hosted the eighth episode of our new webinar series: Oncology Nurse Hour with our expert nurses and patient advocates. For this new, live, series, we take questions directly from the community and discuss all you could want to know about different cancer types, ending each session with a live Q&A.

The eighth episode was live on Wednesday, October 20th at 2:00pm EST. Visit our Facebook page to attend future events.

In this episode, different breast cancer topics were discussed with expert oncology nurse Kristin Johnston and Patient Advocate Jackie Bement. This episode took place during breast cancer awareness month, which is the most common cancer type seen in women around the world. Raising awareness for screening tests and symptoms can improve early detection in cases of breast cancer. When detected at an early stage, breast cancer has a 93 percent five-year survival rate.

Breast cancer is a disease where malignant cells form in the tissue of the breast. It is the second most common cancer type for women with 12.8% of women being diagnosed throughout their life. Even though most people think of women when it comes to breast cancer, roughly 1% of patients are male. Over 268,000 new cases last year alone. By far, the most common screening method for breast cancer is a mammogram. For those who have a family history or at a high risk of breast cancer, MRIs are also used.

The most common types of breast cancer include:

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma
  • Metastatic breast cancer
  • Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)
  • Triple negative
  • Invasive lobular cancer (ILC)
  • HER2-positive

Fill out the form to watch the full webinar to learn more about the causes, treatments, new therapies, and more on breast cancer!

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