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PJ Hamel

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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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PJ Hamel

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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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Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

“Together We Are Stronger than the Disease”: A Major Report on Metastatic Breast Cancer

In December 1997, I visited with my aunt, a seven-year breast cancer survivor.  In March of 1998, she died from breast cancer that had spread throughout her body.  I traveled to her funeral, delaying my own appointment with a breast surgeon who was treating me for an apparent infection.  Returning... Read moreChevron

PJ Hamel

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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

Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

A Story Half Told: What Do You Know about Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Considering that it kills about 40,000 people in the United States every year, remarkably little is known about metastatic breast cancer (MBC).  About 1 in 3 of the women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will progress to have it, or is that 1 in 5?  Estimates on how many women are currently... Read moreChevron

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