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Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Fibroglandular Tissue: Is it Dangerous?

 

My recent mammogram told me I have "scattered fibroglandular density."  Maybe your report used this term too.  Should you be concerned?  Probably not.

 

 

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PJ Hamel

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

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers: Do You Need One?

Most people diagnosed with cancer are successfully treated at their local hospital. But there’s a different level of cancer care available at 41 cancer centers nationwide, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Does your cancer require this special treatment?

 

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PJ Hamel

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

Worried You Might Have Cancer? 5 Things to Do Right Now

 

A breast lump. A persistent cough. Unexplained bloating and belly pain.


When you experience a health issue beyond the typical tension headache, runny nose, or aching back,... Read moreChevron

posted 04/01/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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

Hormone Drugs and Bone Loss: Beware Hidden Damage

Did you know hormone therapy can lead to bone loss? Here’s how to approach this serious issue.

 

Breast cancer treatment can be a long process – if you’ve been through it, I’m preaching to the choir here, right?

 

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posted 03/24/2015, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Is Your Pathology Report Correct? When to Ask for a Second Opinion

The most important person on your medical team is someone you will probably never meet--your pathologist.  The pathologist tells your surgeon and oncologist if you have cancer.  The pathology report includes information about the tumor’s size, its hormone and HER2 status, and its other... Read moreChevron

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