Ask the Expert

Our ask-the-expert series will help answer your questions about breast cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment or years beyond treatment.

Each month, we ask a breast cancer expert to respond to your questions on a specific topic during an ask-the-expert residency. Answers to select questions will be posted on our website on an ongoing basis throughout the month.


October 26, 2018

This November, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Michael Ham, MSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN, a registered nurse and medical tattoo artist at Penn Medicine and the Sauler Institute of Tattooing, will answer your questions about medical tattooing, nipple tattoos and more.

November 12, 2018

This December, Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Wilma Hazelwood, OT, CLT, LANA, and Josh Levin of LympheDIVAs will be on Facebook Live to answer your questions about lymphedema.

September 27, 2018

In October, LBBC staff members from our volunteer outreach and fundraising teams answered your questions about how to get involved with the breast cancer community and give back after a breast cancer diagnosis.

August 1, 2018

In August, expert Mikel Ross, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN, CBCN answered your questions about cooling cap therapy, an upcoming technology showing promise in preventing some chemotherapy-related hair loss, in a Facebook Live presentation and Q&A.

July 1, 2018

In July, LBBC expert Nicole Simone, MD, answered your questions about how radiation therapy works, what to expect from treatment, the side effects it can cause, and when a doctor might recommend you need it.

June 1, 2018

In June, LBBC expert Pallav K. Mehta, MD answered your questions about the landmark trials TAILORx, PERSEPHONE, ASTRRA and other studies presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, including how the findings might change treatment, who they impact, and what they mean for you.