PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease. She manages a large and active online survivor support network based at her local hospital and shares her wisdom and experience with the greater community via HealthCentral.com.
How AC + T works, how to prep for treatment, and then what to expect once you have it (including side effects).
Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) therapy is one of the most common types of chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer. Here’s duration information and possible side effects, including chemo brain and fatigue.
"Take the time to look deep into yourself for the treatment option that feels right. If you need help, ask your doctor if there's a service at the hospital that deals with medical decision-making; and if there is, use it."
Caregivers are human, too; they need a regular “battery recharge” in order to best keep caring for you. Here are some tips on how to keep your metastatic breast caregiver team in top-notch shape.
After a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, you’ll want to make the most of your time. And while paperwork is probably the last thing you want to deal with, keeping your life organized can help.
The time has come when it’s apparent that all the good medical care in the world hasn’t taken away this person’s illness and, barring a miracle (medical or spiritual), they’re going to die. What do you say?
A candid and heart-wrenching story of a mom who was faced with this harsh reality — and how she pushed through.