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Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Stage IV Needs More: Life with Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

I attended the 8th National Conference on Life with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 20-21, 2014.  This sounds like it could have been a depressing topic.  In too many minds, Stage IV cancer equals death.  But the opening meeting quickly focused on “realistic hope.”  Shirley... Read moreChevron

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PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Stay Healthy – Keep Moving!

You don’t have to trek to the gym to exercise. There are plenty of ways to burn calories, build strength, and stay limber right in the comfort of your own home.

 

Exercise is a proven breast-cancer preventive: women who exercise are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than more sedentary... Read moreChevron

Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Not So Harmless: Breast Cancer Awareness Games

“Black”

“On the washing machine”

“I flashed my boobs to get out of a ticket.”

 

What do these have in common?  They are all possible Facebook posts from people participating in breast cancer awareness games.

 

It all seems harmless enough.  Someone... Read moreChevron

PJ Hamel

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Breast Cancer Online: Top Apps

It’s challenging to wade through all the hundreds of breast cancer apps out there. Here are the ones I feel are truly useful to women dealing with breast cancer. 

 

Wouldn’t it be nice, the next time you’re visiting your oncologist, to be able to take out your iPhone and tell the doctor exactly... Read moreChevron

tbgray53

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tinanana

I had stage 2 breast cancer 15 years ago. I had chemo, radiation, mastectomy. I do have bone issue, but had anyone experienced stomach issues, cramping, soft stools. I have a colonoscopy and was clear and told to wait 10 years so I know that isn't it. I don't have it all the time just at times. Is this a sympton of chemo or radiation?

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