Monday, January 26, 2015

Phyllis Johnson's Posts

Breast Cancer Treatment Options: Get the Facts

You arrive home from the doctor’s office overwhelmed with the news that you have breast cancer.  The surgeon’s nurse has set up more tests and said she will call tomorrow with an appointment for you to meet with an oncologist.  


Clicking on the television, you see a woman talking about how wonderful... Read moreChevron

Beating Cancer: Stuart Scott

"When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live."  Stuart Scott, July 16, 2014.


Sports fans were saddened this week by the news that Stuart Scott, ESPN anchor, died at age 49, seven years after... Read moreChevron

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014: Get Help Understanding How the Research Affects You

Every December thousands of researchers and medical professionals from all over the world pour in to San Antonio, Texas, for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).  They share their findings about breast cancer and its treatments in technical, medical language, which will be translated into every day language for consumers in a... Read moreChevron

Giving to Cancer Charities: As Simple as ABC

This morning my mailbox was flooded with appeals from charities wanting me to participate in Giving Tuesday.  It doesn’t seem right that we arrive at Giving Tuesday after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  Shouldn’t we be giving to good causes before we start spending on ourselves... Read moreChevron

Project LEAD: Learning about Breast Cancer

Were you a student who said, “Why do I need to know about DNA?  When will I ever use math?”  I was.  I had no plans for a career in math or science.  Struggling through genetics and equations seemed pointless.  I was proven right in most of my adult life.  Remembering that genetics stuff was handy when... Read moreChevron