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The Importance of At-Home Breast Exams

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When was the last time you performed a breast exam on yourself? You may receive a breast exam at your annual visit with your OB/GYN, but that is not often enough to catch changes that many occur in the breast tissue that may alert you to breast cancer. You know your body better than anyone …
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Understanding the Stages of Breast Cancer

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Every year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S., with an estimated 40,000 deaths per year from the disease. This is a frightening disease that is the 2nd highest cause of cancer deaths in women. Any diagnosis of breast cancer is serious, but there are different stages of this deadly disease. …
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Breast Health Awareness

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As a woman, you probably have been told at one time or another something about breast health. When it comes to our health, it seems we need frequent reminders and maybe even some nagging to actually accomplish a task. The following are four ways to keep ahead of the curve on your breast health. Self-exams. …
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The History of Mammograms

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Did you know mammograms have been used for over 100 years to detect breast cancer? Although there have been many advancements, this tool has been the most effective option for detecting breast cancer, allowing for earlier treatment. Here is a brief history of mammograms and the advances made in the fight against breast cancer. 1913. …
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Understanding Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies

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When a lump is discovered in a breast through manual exam or mammography, a biopsy may be needed to determine whether the mass is malignant or benign. It is not always apparent through imaging whether the lump is a cyst or a tumor, and whether that tumor is cancerous or not. Although in some cases …
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