Phyllis JohnsonPatient Expert
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
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Cancer treatment can make sex unappealing or uncomfortable. Dr. Don Dizon has some ideas to help.
Before you break the news of metastatic breast cancer to your family, think about what you'll say and tailor the amount of information according to their age.
Don't let survivor's guilt overwhelm you. As a long-term survivor, here's how I cope with the loss of friends and fellow patients.
More people than you think are diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Here's how we can get better and diagnosing and treating rare cancers.
A rash on the breast could spark panic — but this may put your mind at ease.
If flashbacks, nightmares, or panic attacks are making your cancer treatment and recovery difficult, you don’t need to suffer in silence or try to tough it out.
Get your muscles back in shape after a mastectomy by kicking off your post-surgical exercise plan with these simple stretches.
Is there a woman with breast cancer on your holiday shopping list? Finding the right gift needn’t be difficult. Ideas include a book or funny movie.