Phyllis JohnsonPatient Advocate
Phyllis Johnson is an inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) survivor diagnosed in 1998. She has written about cancer for HealthCentral since 2007. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the oldest 501(3)(c) organization focused on research for IBC. Phyllis attends conferences such as the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD® Institute. She tweets at @mrsphjohnson.
Latest by Phyllis Johnson
One of the most frightening aspects of my breast cancer diagnosis in 1998 was that I never knew my symptoms might be breast cancer until the doctor told me I needed a biopsy for inflammatory breast cancer. I didn’t know that breast cancer doesn’t alw...
A rash on the breast could spark panic — but this may put your mind at ease.
Holiday season is upon us. We will be gathering with family and friends we haven’t seen in a while. Someone will have had a crisis since you have last been together. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer recently, that person in crisis is you...
It can be difficult to understand what others with breast cancer are going through. This is what your loved one needs you to know but might be scared to tell you.
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Many people think metastatic breast cancer is a death sentence, but more women are living longer despite this serious diagnosis.
You don't have to tell everyone about your metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, but if you do, here's how you can make the process as easy as possible.
When it comes to our breasts, what’s normal and what is cause for concern? Can teens get breast cancer?
Could itchy breasts be a symptom of something serious, like breast cancer? Learn more here, and get tips to relieve the itch.