Monday, December 22, 2014
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PJ Hamel's Posts

New Year's Resolutions: How Did You Do?

Remember those resolutions you made last January 1? I can almost guarantee they centered around diet, exercise, or both. Now, as the year winds down, it’s time to look back and see whether you kept those promises to yourself.   

 

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Do You Really Need Radiation? Maybe Not.

Way back in 2004, evidence surfaced that breast radiation after a lumpectomy wasn’t doing older women a whole lot of good. A decade later, nearly three-quarters of women... Read moreChevron

Want to Save Time and Money on Radiation? Just Ask.

A shorter, less expensive, just as effective course of radiation treatment is available for breast cancer survivors, yet many U.S. women aren’t being offered this easier treatment. Why not?

 

Hypofractionated whole breast irradiation.

 

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The Dying Light: Coping with Sadness During the Holidays

There’s no disputing the fact that cancer and sadness go hand in hand. If you have cancer (or know someone that does), you’ll no doubt experience times of sadness – brief or prolonged – this holiday season. Here are some ways to cope.

 

December is a dark month.

 

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The 10 Things They Never Tell You About Cancer

You may read all the hospital pamphlets and doctor handouts in the world, but there are some things about the cancer experience that just aren’t mentioned. 

 

It’s not the cancer that hurts. It’s the... Read moreChevron