Two Decades After Treatment, Bone Metastasis: How Could This Happen to Olivia Newton-John?:
When I started out as a breast surgeon in the early 80’s, we thought that a diagnosis of breast cancer was an emergency. Time was of the essence, and you had to rush in and do a biopsy and immediate mastectomy to prevent a tumor from spreading to other organs. But that’s not the case. Since then, we’ve learned that cancer cells are shed into the blood stream early on. Even before the tumor can be diagnosed, they make themselves at home in other organs.
Letter from the CEO:
In Dr. Love’s blog this month, titled Discovery is Not a Straight Line, she outlines how the Foundation engages in research. We always start out with a goal in mind and design our studies to prove a hypothesis or discover new information about the human breast. As you’ve likely heard Dr. Love comment many times, we don’t have an accurate understanding of the anatomy of the breast or its ductal system. Yet, it is commonly believed that breast cancer begins in the lining of the ducts or lobules.