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PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Breast Reconstruction: Body Tissue (Autologous) Reconstruction

Once you’ve decided to have body tissue reconstruction, your job’s still not done. Now you need to choose exactly what type of surgery: where on your body the extra tissue will come from, and how it’ll be used to build a new breast. Here’s the information you need to help you make this decision.    Q. I’ve... Read moreChevron
posted 04/17/2014, comments (0)|
JHo

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Multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs

Zombie Apocalypse Attacks Human Cells

  A number of media outlets have recently reported on a phenomenon that’s being called “zombie cancer cells”—with headlines such as ‘Zombie cancer cells can resurrect, get cured by eating themselves’ and ‘Zombie Cancer Cells ‘Rescue’ Themselves Before Death, May Complicate Chemotherapy... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Breast Reconstruction: Choosing What Type

Once you decide to have breast reconstruction surgery, you need to choose which type: saline/ silicone implants, or surgery using your own body tissue (autologous reconstruction). Here are the details on each that’ll help you make your best decision.   Q. I’ve heard there are lots of different choices for reconstruction. Can you... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Breast Reconstruction: Yes or No?

One of the tougher decisions many women make around cancer treatment is whether to pursue breast reconstruction after surgery – either a major lumpectomy, or mastectomy. Here’s some guidance on how to make that decision.   Q. I’m about to have a lumpectomy, but they’re warning me I might ultimately need a mastectomy.... Read moreChevron
posted 04/14/2014, comments (0)|
JHo

JHo, Editor

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Multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs

Healthy Recipe: Drink-Your-Kale Smoothie

What’s a proven strategy for reducing breast cancer risk? Maintaining a healthy weight. And one key to keeping your weight in check is watching your daily calorie count, and making sure you’re “spending” those calories on something healthy, like fruits and vegetables. Here’s an easy way to enjoy what might otherwise... Read moreChevron
posted 04/10/2014, comments (0)|

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