Friday, December 19, 2014
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PJ Hamel's Posts

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.

 

If you’re one of the approximately 140,000 to... Read moreChevron

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.

 

Days are... Read moreChevron

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

10 Things to Be Thankful For When You Have Cancer

Thankful – for cancer? While some scattered survivors are happy to have had cancer (me among them), most don’t connect thankfulness with a deadly disease. Still, as Thanksgiving rolls around again (with the holiday frenzy right behind), I’d like to remind you that, despite cancer, there are still things in your life... Read moreChevron