Thursday, March 05, 2015
Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Chat with Experts

PJ Hamel's Posts

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

New Drug for Stage 4 Survivors Granted Accelerated FDA Approval

Palbociclib (Ibrance), a Pfizer drug targeted at women with metastatic, hormone-receptive breast cancer, has been termed “the next blockbuster” in various media reports. It’s spent months going through clinical trials.


But starting today, it’s going to get a chance to prove itself in the marketplace:... Read moreChevron

Want to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence? Eat Healthy!

Once you’ve been through breast cancer, you realize it’s an experience you never want to repeat. Lower your risk of recurrence by being smart about the foods you eat.


We’re all looking for the silver bullet, right? That super-food or magic supplement that claims it’ll prevent breast cancer... Read moreChevron

Nipple Pain and Soreness: Causes and Treatment

When you experience nipple pain, your first reaction is inevitably, “What’s wrong –­ is it cancer?” The good news is, nipple pain seldom signals cancer. Read all about what causes nipple pain – and what you can do about it.


You wake up one morning and you feel a burning pain in... Read moreChevron