Friday, October 31, 2014
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PJ Hamel's Posts

3D Mammography: Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You?

A new type of mammography has been making its way into hospitals and health centers for the past several years. Is it available where you go for your mammogram? And, if so – is it right for you? 

 

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Early Detection Saves Lives: Do You Have a Plan?

According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with early breast cancer is upwards of 99%. How can you ensure you’ll find any potential breast cancer early, before it spreads? Make an early detection plan, and stick with it.  

 

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RA and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Women with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) may experience a range of challenges when it comes to breast health. From breast cancer risk to mammograms and other screening tools, we offer FAQS helpful to any woman with RA, or other autoimmune condition. Thanks to Lene Andersen on our Read moreChevron

The Cancer Journey: 10 Ways Friends and Family Can Help

Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings this agonizing disease front and center. Many of us know (and love) a woman with breast cancer; what are the best things you can do or say to help her through it?

 

1. Listen more than you speak.

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It’s Not All About Weight: Exercise for Strength and Endurance

You sweat your way through a step workout, then lift weights. You dutifully walk a brisk 3 miles – and the needle on the scale hasn’t budged! You know what? That’s OK. And here’s why.

 

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