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PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Do You Really Need Radiation? Maybe Not.

Way back in 2004, evidence surfaced that breast radiation after a lumpectomy wasn’t doing older women a whole lot of good. A decade later, nearly three-quarters of women... Read moreChevron

posted 12/16/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

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Want to Save Time and Money on Radiation? Just Ask.

A shorter, less expensive, just as effective course of radiation treatment is available for breast cancer survivors, yet many U.S. women aren’t being offered this easier treatment. Why not?

 

Hypofractionated whole breast irradiation.

 

If you’re one of the approximately 140,000 to... Read moreChevron

posted 12/11/2014, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

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Author, breast cancer survivor

The Dying Light: Coping with Sadness During the Holidays

There’s no disputing the fact that cancer and sadness go hand in hand. If you have cancer (or know someone that does), you’ll no doubt experience times of sadness – brief or prolonged – this holiday season. Here are some ways to cope.

 

December is a dark month.

 

Days are... Read moreChevron

Phyllis Johnson

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Giving to Cancer Charities: As Simple as ABC

This morning my mailbox was flooded with appeals from charities wanting me to participate in Giving Tuesday.  It doesn’t seem right that we arrive at Giving Tuesday after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  Shouldn’t we be giving to good causes before we start spending on ourselves... Read moreChevron

ZoeLea

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pea lumps

So im a 12 year old girl with A cup breasts and i have a hard lump over my left nipple about the size of a small pea it doesnt hurt its just kind of weird

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