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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Tired of Being Tired: Living with Chronic Fatigue

I am so tired of being tired.

 

I keel over into sleep whenever I get horizontal for my nap or going to bed at night, out like a light within a minute or two. When I wake up, I feel like I could sleep for days. My mandatory rest period (i.e., daily nap) is more necessary than ever before.

 

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posted 03/30/2015, comments (0)|
Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

The Link Between Bone Loss Drugs and Jaw Bone Disorders

What is bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BrONJ)?


Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a disorder where the blood supply to a bone stops or decreases and can cause an infection or bone death.  According to the American Dental Association: The typical clinical presentation... Read moreChevron

posted 03/26/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

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

Cancer Hormone Drugs and Bone Loss: Beware Hidden Damage

Did you know hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence 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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Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Is Your Pathology Report Right? 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