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Detect Breast Cancer Early: Performing Breast Self-Exams

Breast exams aren’t only for those over the age of 40. Women should begin performing breast self-exams (BSE) starting at age 20. BSE’s help you learn the normal feel and look of your breasts, so you can notify your doctor if you notice any irregularities. They can be performed in the shower, in front of […]

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1 out of 8 Women is Expected to Develop Breast Cancer in her Lifetime.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on personal risk, promote education and raise awareness. A difficulty that arises with diagnosing breast cancer is the lack of early symptoms. The telltale signs are breast lumps or an abnormal mammogram. Fortunately, early detected breast cancer is very treatable, and the survival rate is […]

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Stopping Smoking: How to Improve your Odds

Though the number of smokers has decreased over the years, smoking still represents the number one cause of preventable mortality in America. So why is it so difficult for many smokers to kick the habit? Turns out that 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit. More than 40 percent actually try to quite each […]

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

With more than 2 million cases diagnosed annually in the US, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world. It’s time to take action and learn proper skin cancer detection and protection! AAD’s Most Common Types of Skin Cancer: Basal cell carcinoma The most common type of skin cancer Usually appears […]

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Each year in the US, 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. What you might not know is cervical cancer is almost completely preventable. In observance of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll answer some of the most important questions about the disease. Q1. What causes cervical cancer? A1. There are many risk factors that can […]

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