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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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Exposing Myths About Breast Cancer

  There are many misunderstandings about breast cancer. While many advances have been made in detection and treatment, we unfortunately still don’t know what causes breast cancer or how to cure it. Here are a few myths about breast cancer we’d like to clear up. 1. Myth: I’m too young to worry about breast cancer. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 […]

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Choosing the “Breast” Option for You

I had a good friend who at 25-years-old found a lump in her breast.  After multiple doctors visits and a needle biopsy, she found out she had breast cancer.  Not only did she have the disease that affects 1 out of 8 women but, it needed to be treated with the most aggressive option possible, […]

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