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PJ Hamel's Posts

Cancer Hormone Drugs and Bone Loss: Beware Hidden Damage

Did you know hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence can lead to bone loss? Here’s how to approach this serious issue.

 

Breast cancer treatment can be a long process – if you’ve been through it, I’m preaching to the choir here, right?

 

Not only does treatment... Read moreChevron

Hormone Drugs and Bone Loss: Beware Hidden Damage

Did you know hormone therapy can lead to bone loss? Here’s how to approach this serious issue.

 

Breast cancer treatment can be a long process – if you’ve been through it, I’m preaching to the choir here, right?

 

Not only does treatment... Read moreChevron

Pain from Arimidex? Don't Give Up – Managing Aromatase Inhibitor Side Effects

Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) – those drugs we love to hate! Whether you’re taking Femara, Arimidex, or Aromasin, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing a common side effect, arthralgia – joint pain. Before you consider quitting these potential life-savers, though, make sure you’ve done everything you can... Read moreChevron

Diagnosed with DCIS? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now

Your doctor’s just said those awful words: “You have breast cancer.” S/he says it’s DCIS. But according to a National Cancer Institute task force report, you actually don’t have cancer. How do you make sense of this... Read moreChevron

Been There, Done That: Insider Tips for Getting Through Chemo

If you’re about to start chemo – or are helping someone who is – here’s advice from a seasoned group of chemo veterans.

 

I recently received an email from a friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, addressed to the 70+ members of a local support group to which I belong. Rebecca was asking... Read moreChevron