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Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Health for the Woman Over 70

Have you heard the joke about the old woman with the droopy breasts?  If you haven’t, you will.  The cartoons and jokes making the rounds on the senior circuit about sagging breasts compete with jokes about forgetfulness and bad hearing.   Women who live long enough will find that their breasts sag.  For women over... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Research Roundup: Progress Towards a Breast Cancer Cure

This month’s top news stories from the world of breast cancer research – and their potential impact on you.   Does taking birth control pills increase breast cancer risk? A new study says yes. But hold on; the news isn’t as distressing as it might seem.   An article printed early this month in the online journal Cancer... Read moreChevron
posted 08/21/2014, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Health in your 50's and 60's

Women in their fifties and sixties are all different.  Some still enjoy their work; others can’t wait to retire.  Some are happily raising children or grandchildren; others are delighted to finally have an empty nest.  But no matter her circumstances, every woman is facing the changes in her body that aging... Read moreChevron
PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Is This Underarm Lump Serious?: Five Ways to Tell

You notice a lump in your armpit – something that wasn’t there before. Don’t panic – but don’t brush it off, either. This simple checklist will help you determine whether or not to see the doctor now, or wait until later.   Did you know that your breast tissue extends up into your underarm area? And that your... Read moreChevron
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Is This Breast Pain Serious? Five Ways to Tell

When is that pain in your breast “normal” – and when should you see a doctor? When is it too soon to worry – and how long is too long to wait? A checklist for understanding and dealing with breast pain.   You wake up one morning, and realize your left breast is aching.   Did you sleep awkwardly and pinch a nerve?... Read moreChevron

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