Amy Tiersten Contributor

Dr. Tiersten is a professor of medicine, hematology, and medical oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She sees patients at the Dubin Breast Center.

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Self-Care During Cancer Treatment: 5 Expert Tips

“I think taking care of yourself is being able to ask other people for help.”

Diagnosing Metastatic Breast Cancer: What the Stages Mean

Your best treatment options depend on the stage of cancer.

Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer: What It Is + How It’s Treated

This is the most common type of breast cancer.

HER2+ Breast Cancer: What It Is + How It’s Treated

This subtype accounts for 1 in 5 breast cancers in women.

Early Menopause Onset During Breast Cancer Treatment: What To Know

These therapies may bring on menopause during childbearing years.

Self-Care During Breast Cancer Treatment: How to Fight Side Effects

Step 1: Make sure you have a medical team that supports you.

What Does It Mean to Have Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

An oncologist explains what makes this subtype unique.

Fertility and Pregnancy During Breast Cancer Treatment: What to Know

Young women face unique decisions when choosing a cancer therapy.

How Different Subtypes of Breast Cancer Are Treated

Before choosing a therapy, doctors need to know what’s fueling the cancer.

Breast Cancer Receptor Status: Understanding the Different Types

Receptors on breast cancer cells impact your treatment options.

How Immunotherapy Is Used to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Traditionally, only chemo has worked against this breast cancer subtype.

Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: What Works, What Doesn’t

Here’s why treating this type of breast cancer can be tricky.

Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer with Immunotherapy: Understanding the Breakthrough

“It’s a really promising time to have metastatic breast cancer.”

The Right Care Team for Metastatic Breast Cancer

You’re not in this alone: Here’s the team that will be with you every step of the way during metastatic breast cancer treatment.

Managing Pain and Fatigue with Metastatic Breast Cancer

What an oncologist wants patients and caregivers to know about coping with advanced breast cancer symptoms.

Coping with Metastatic Breast Cancer: 6 Self-Care Tips to Keep in Mind

Here’s how to take care of your physical and emotional health while undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

This Is the Most Common Misconception About Metastatic Breast Cancer

“Metastatic breast cancer used to be considered a death sentence; that’s absolutely not true anymore.”

Targeted Therapy: Breakthrough Treatments for Metastatic Breast Cancer

“Amazing changes have happened in options for treatment for metastatic disease.”

Symptoms of Metastatic Breast Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

The key signs of metastatic breast cancer depend on where the cancer has spread.

What Is Metastatic Breast Cancer? An Oncologist Explains

Metastatic means breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Here’s what you need to know.