Friday, August 22, 2014
Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Chat with Experts

Health Guides

Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Health in your 50's and 60's

Women in their fifties and sixties are all different.  Some still enjoy their work; others can’t wait to retire.  Some are happily raising children or grandchildren; others are delighted to finally have an empty nest.  But no matter her circumstances, every woman is facing the changes in her body that aging... Read moreChevron
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

Author, breast cancer survivor

Is This Underarm Lump Serious?: Five Ways to Tell

You notice a lump in your armpit – something that wasn’t there before. Don’t panic – but don’t brush it off, either. This simple checklist will help you determine whether or not to see the doctor now, or wait until later.   Did you know that your breast tissue extends up into your underarm area? And that your... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/04/2014, comments (0)|
Laura Zigman

Laura Zigman, Health Guide

Author of Piece of Work

"You Should Apologize For Saying You Had Cancer (Because The NYTs Says It Probably Wasn't Cancer)"

  There was a piece recently in the New York Times about cancer. This, in and of itself, isn't unusual, since there are many pieces in the New York Times about cancer. What was unusual was what the piece suggested: Cancer should be renamed. Some cancers aren't really cancer, even though they're still called... Read moreChevron
Jennie Roe

Jennie Roe, Health Guide

I'm in my 50s and still learning how to manage RA following my diagnosis in June 2010.

Adapting to Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

As I stand amidst the chaos of moving boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape, preparing for the imminent move from the home I love, I can't help musing over how much my life has changed in the last year since I was diagnosed with RA.   We bought this home a little over three years ago ... our own little piece of Heaven on Earth, in a small rural... Read moreChevron

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

View all questions (6917) >