Dr. Amy Comander | Breast Cancer: Support Matters | August 14th 2019 | MD for Moms Radio

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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Dr. Amy Comander, hematologist oncologist who specializes in the care of women with breast cancer. 1 in 8 or 12% of women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, so the likelihood is that we know or will be personally affected by this disease.  As such, we can all likely benefit from understanding more about the various forms of breast cancer, treatments and ways to support ourselves or a loved one impacted by the illness. This is where Dr. Comander comes in – she explains all of the above and more on our show. Dr. Comander also introduces the newest treatments and adjunct therapies to make chemotherapy and recovery easier, as well as explains the value of having a support network.

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Learn more about my guest, Dr. Amy Comander:

Dr. Amy Comander  is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in the care of women with breast cancer. She is Medical Director of the Auerbach Breast Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and a breast  oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hopsital. She is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.       

She received her undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in Biology at Harvard University. She received her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training and Hematology-Oncology fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology.   

Dr. Comander is committed to improving survivorship care for cancer patients. She is committed to  improving the quality of life and outcome of cancer patients through evidence based lifestyle interventions, including exercise, diet, and mind/body interventions.   

She enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, and two children.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, yoga, and spending time outdoors.  She ran her 6th consecutive Boston Marathon this  past year to support development of a Breast Cancer Survivorship program at her hospital.

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