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PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

Author, breast cancer survivor

Research Roundup: Progress Towards a Breast Cancer Cure

This month’s top news stories from the world of breast cancer research – and their potential impact on you.   Does taking birth control pills increase breast cancer risk? A new study says yes. But hold on; the news isn’t as distressing as it might seem.   An article printed early this month in the online journal Cancer... Read moreChevron
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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

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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