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Breast Cancer Awareness: The Pink Ribbon Could Save Your Life

It doesn’t seem to matter where you go or what you watch on television during the month of October, the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon will become a constant reminder that breast cancer is something that should be taken seriously. According to The American Cancer Society, 2014 will bring the following in the United States:Continue Reading “Breast Cancer Awareness: The Pink Ribbon Could Save Your Life”

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Screening and Self Exams

Screening for breast cancer requires a patient to undergo tests and exams to find cancer when there are no symptoms. These screenings are important because the earlier breast cancer is found, the greater the likelihood that treatment will work, and the greater the chance of survival. Mammograms A mammogram is basically an x-ray of theContinue Reading “Breast Cancer Awareness: Screening and Self Exams”

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know (Part 1 of 2)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a national campaign created to increase awareness of breast cancer. Most people know that breast cancer is a common disease in the United States, but all too often women don’t take the time to truly understand the disease and know their own risk, or they forget to take theContinue Reading “Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know (Part 1 of 2)”

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Fight Like a Girl: Breast Cancer Awareness

You know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s hard not to know, those pink ribbons remind us.  From key chains to Yoplait lids, we’re bombarded with that image, that benign but pervasive image encouraging us to part with our money for a good cause.  But how many of us really understand what we’reContinue Reading “Fight Like a Girl: Breast Cancer Awareness”