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PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Eating Right: 10 Foods for Healthy Breasts

When you think breast health, you probably think avoiding breast cancer. But there’s more to healthy breasts than simply protecting yourself from cancer. Check out these foods that not only cut your cancer risk, but also build muscle, and help keep your weight down – both key goals for healthy, younger-looking... Read moreChevron
Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

The Wrong Trend: Too Many IBC Patients Not Receiving the Best Treatments

I was stunned to read that death rates from inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) may be rising because some doctors are not following the standard protocol for treatment.   Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive disease.  The survival rate for patients who receive just a mastectomy is so dismal that there was a time when IBC patients... Read moreChevron
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Needing a second opinion...

I am a 20 year old female with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. I've been in the habit of checking my breats since the age of 16. I recently found a lump in my right breast. I went to my GP, and had an ultrasound done. I'm unsure as to what my results may mean: I have a questionable image on my right breast, 0.9x0.4cm, and... Read moreChevron
PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Maintaining Healthy Breasts: Your 40s

Keeping your breasts healthy and fit is a lifelong proposition. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy breasts throughout your 40s.   So, you’ve reached the big 4-0. Those wild teen years, raucous 20s, and settle-down 30s are behind you, and you’re excited to see what life going forward has in store for you.   Having... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Post-Mastectomy Pain: What Should You Do?

I often said the surgery part of my cancer treatment was the easiest.  Not that there were no problems, but there was less pain than I expected and fewer side effects compared to chemo or radiation.  I didn’t know that post-mastectomy pain and complications may come years later.  One study found that up to one-half of... Read moreChevron
posted 07/03/2014, comments (0)|

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