Thursday, April 17, 2014
Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Chat with Experts

People Who Have Been Through Breast Cancer

PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

Breast Reconstruction: Body Tissue (Autologous) Reconstruction

Once you’ve decided to have body tissue reconstruction, your job’s still not done. Now you need to choose exactly what type of surgery: where on your body the extra tissue will come from, and how it’ll be used to build a new breast. Here’s the information you need to help you make this decision.    Q. I’ve... Read moreChevron
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Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

Will Taking Fertility Drugs Increase My Risk for Breast Cancer?

When Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer, many speculated that taking fertility drugs might have been a factor in causing her cancer.  Some studies seemed to support that taking fertility drugs raises a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer, but so does being childless.   A woman who desperately wants a baby tries... Read moreChevron
newstart09

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Survivor

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

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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

Debz, Community Member

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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