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Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Not So Harmless: Breast Cancer Awareness Games

“Black” “On the washing machine” “I flashed my boobs to get out of a ticket.”   What do these have in common?  They are all possible Facebook posts from people participating in breast cancer awareness games.   It all seems harmless enough.  Someone asks a “secret” question. ... Read moreChevron
PJ Hamel

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Breast Cancer Online: Top Apps

It’s challenging to wade through all the hundreds of breast cancer apps out there. Here are the ones I feel are truly useful to women dealing with breast cancer.    Wouldn’t it be nice, the next time you’re visiting your oncologist, to be able to take out your iPhone and tell the doctor exactly what side effects you... Read moreChevron
posted 09/13/2014, comments (0)|
tbgray53

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I had stage 2 breast cancer 15 years ago. I had chemo, radiation, mastectomy. I do have bone issue, but had anyone experienced stomach issues, cramping, soft stools. I have a colonoscopy and was clear and told to wait 10 years so I know that isn't it. I don't have it all the time just at times. Is this a sympton of chemo or radiation?
Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Peripheral Neuropathy: New Research into a Perplexing Problem

Peripheral neuropathy is perplexing.  Chemotherapy, especially chemo drugs in the taxane family, can cause it.  Diabetes can cause it.  Some people get it for no apparent reason.  This condition, characterized by numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, is caused by nerve damage.  There is no cure for it that a doctor... Read moreChevron
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)|

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