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Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Six Tips for Better Communication with Your Doctor

What do you know about the details of your tumor?  One recent study of 500 women in Northern California found that fewer than 60% of patients could correctly identify the characteristics of... Read moreChevron

posted 03/03/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Breast cancer survivor, author, volunteer, support group founder/leader

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

Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Ten Plus Years Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Inspiring Stories

Scene One:  The family matriarch announces that the cancer has spread.

Scene Two:  The family gathers at the gravesite.

The rest of the movie:  Grieving widower and daughter learn to move on.

 

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is rewriting this script with a section on its website... Read moreChevron

Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Mammogram Research to Help Older Women Make Decisions

Until recently there has not been much data to help older women make decisions about mammograms.  Now a study published in September 2014 offers evidence that routine... Read moreChevron

posted 02/18/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Breast cancer survivor, author, volunteer, support group founder/leader

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

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