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Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Six Tips for Better Communication with Your Doctor

What do you know about the details of your tumor?  One recent study of 500 women in Northern California found that fewer than 60% of patients could correctly identify the characteristics of... Read moreChevron

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

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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

Diagnosed with DCIS? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now

Your doctor’s just said those awful words: “You have breast cancer.” S/he says it’s DCIS. But according to a National Cancer Institute task force report, you actually don’t have cancer. How do you make sense of this... Read moreChevron

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Taking Care of Yourself with RA

We are having yet another “interesting” winter. In my neck of the woods (Toronto, Canada), it has been 37 days since the temperatures were above freezing. That’s a really long time of being cold without a break. Much of the rest of North America has also been seeing some extremely wintry weather, Boston being one of the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

Top Ten Questions To Ask When Diagnosed With Osteoporosis

You’ve just recently been diagnosed with bone loss and you have no idea what to do next.  Here are questions you should ask your doctor after you receive a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis.

  • Is my bone loss a result of heredity?  If your bone loss is a result of heredity, you can’t... Read moreChevron