• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Palliative care

July 21, 2017

a close-up of a woman in a brightly colored headscarf, looking off into the distancePalliative care: Who needs it and why?
Palliative care is for anyone who has been diagnosed with a serious illness and may have symptoms from that illness or its treatment. The goal of the palliative care specialist is to reduce any signs and symptoms you may experience and make you more comfortable. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, a Mayo Clinic oncologist.

Treatment options for metastatic breast cancer
Whether you're newly diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, or a previously treated breast cancer has come back or progressed to this advanced stage, the goals and aggressiveness of your treatment will depend on your individual situation and preferences. Understanding what you want out of your treatment can guide your treatment decisions. Here's what you need to know.

Breast implants and cancer risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified a possible link between breast implants and a rare cancer of the immune system. If you're considering breast implants, discuss the risks and benefits with your health care provider, and, together, decide what's best for you. Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.

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