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PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

Author, breast cancer survivor

Maintaining Healthy Breasts: Your 40s

Keeping your breasts healthy and fit is a lifelong proposition. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy breasts throughout your 40s.   So, you’ve reached the big 4-0. Those wild teen years, raucous 20s, and settle-down 30s are behind you, and you’re excited to see what life going forward has in store for you.   Having... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Post-Mastectomy Pain: What Should You Do?

I often said the surgery part of my cancer treatment was the easiest.  Not that there were no problems, but there was less pain than I expected and fewer side effects compared to chemo or radiation.  I didn’t know that post-mastectomy pain and complications may come years later.  One study found that up to one-half of... Read moreChevron
posted 07/03/2014, comments (0)|

newstart09, Community Member



Hello,   I wanted to encourage every person who has dealt with any form of cancer, or who has a family member who is, or is dealing with cancer; not to give up the fight! I will be celebrating 3 years of being cancer free this month. Take care of yourself! If something just doesn't feel or seem right get checked out, and if you have to get... Read moreChevron
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

Debz, Community Member


MRI biopsy

Okay.. so I am seeing a new Dr.  She recomends an MRI as a "reference" point to start with as my breasts are still very dense at my age, (49 3/4).  So I have that done last week, meds to stay in machine, IV for contrast... done over with.. WHEW!  wont have to do that again for another year.   WAIT.. not so fast... There is... Read moreChevron

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