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Defining Breast Cancer

|   March 15, 2019   |   Cancer, Mammograms

Defining Breast Cancer

You may think you know what breast cancer is, but this one condition covers a myriad of terms, types, and classifications that are complicated to understand. Each of these refers to the quantity, size, spread, location, of cancerous cells and tumors.

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Besides the Lumps

|   October 22, 2018   |   Cancer, Mammograms

Besides the Lumps

The most common sign of breast cancer is a new, painless lump with irregular edges. For this reason, self-breast examinations have long been touted as a good way to catch breast cancer early.

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Stop In The Name of Life

|   October 8, 2018   |   Cancer, Mammograms

Stop In The Name of Life

Most breast cancer patients don’t die from the primary tumor but from the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, especially to vital organs. It makes sense then, that researchers are working hard to tackle the spreading and stop the cancer before it becomes a death sentence.

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5 Less Common Signs of Breast Cancer

|   August 27, 2018   |   Cancer, Mammograms

5 Less Common Signs of Breast Cancer

The term “breast cancer” is enough to fill a woman’s head with many thoughts. Perhaps you’re instantly reminded of a friend who’s currently undergoing chemo or radiation. Or, you think back fondly to a relative who lost her (or his) battle to breast cancer.

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A Normal BMI Doesn’t Clear Your Risk for Breast Cancer

|   March 26, 2018   |   Cancer, Mammograms

A Normal BMI Doesn’t Clear Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Unbelievably, there are about 3 million women in the United States that are living with breast cancer. Breast cancer is, in fact, the most common cancer diagnosis for women. Many of us have encouraged friends or family members who have bravely fought breast cancer. It may even be a disease we fear that we will be diagnosed with one day. There are things you can begin doing today to lower your risk for breast cancer. As we uncover the risk factors of breast cancer and the lifestyle changes that need to be made in order to lower our risk, we need to pay close attention to the surprising revelations noted in a recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference.

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