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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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Myths About Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer awareness has improved over the last few decades, leading to an increased occurrence of early detection and survival of this deadly disease. However, there are still many myths about breast cancer that still are commonly believed even with a concentrated effort to educate the population. Here are some of the common myths that …
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Understanding Breast Cysts

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One of the larger concerns for women is the risk of breast cancer. From an early age, women are educated on how to identify lumps in their breasts that could be a sign of breast cancer. Often a lump in a breast is a cyst, a small sack of fluid that is common in breast …
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