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Donna’s Story (Breast cancer)

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I was originally diagnosed in 2008 with breast cancer, which required a lumpectomy and radiation consult. Ultimately, radiation was not recommended. In 2010, I had breast cancer again, and not far from my original surgery. I made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, greatly reducing my reoccurrence …

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Invisible Scars

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I have many visible scars from various diagnostic procedures over time. I have a scar on my ribcage from my chest drain, a scar slightly under my arm pit, and a scar just underneath my right breast, from my Hodgkin’s biopsy. I also have scars on my arms from cannulas; …

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Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

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The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. However, many women are not getting a good night’s rest. Some sleep problems affect women more or differently from men including: Insomnia – More than 1 in 4 women in the United States experience insomnia, the inability to …

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Where Does It Hurt?

Many people who suffer from not only ankylosing spondylitis, but also other autoimmune disorders are familiar with these four words. The problem with the question is that there is no simple answer. For me, my symptoms can change daily. For example, yesterday I couldn’t turn my neck, but today my …

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