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5+ Things To Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Ahhh being a woman. It comes with many joys and unique talents. It also comes with extra bodily issues that men rarely have to deal with. Like a monthly cycle. Or child birth. Or the fear of losing ou…

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Younger Women Need Mammograms, Says New Study

Women between the ages of 40 and 49 need annual mammograms, according to a new study. Study authors also suggest that regular mammography screening is the best way to significantly reduce breast cance…

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Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Have you had a recent mammogram? Do you know what history puts you at increased risk for breast cancer? October is breast cancer awareness month and many women still don't get a mammogram. Breast c…

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4 Remedies to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Dense breasts is more than a descriptor of breast mass. It's a condition that can have health consequences. This week, children's book author Judy Blume announced on her blog that she recently rece…

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Breast Cancer Detection: Get a Mammogram!

Breast cancer is scary. One day I hope it will be preventable. But for now, the most important thing a woman can do is to get regular breast exams and after age 40, annual mammograms so if it is prese…

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When Worst Fear Becomes Reality, Find Your Inner Strength

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#23 in a series) "My worst fear of getting breast cancer was just about to become reality ... I had a gut feeling about it." It was quite by chance t…

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‘Did You Beat Cancer?’ They Want To Know

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#19 in a series) You never know what's going to happen when you find a lump in your breast. You hope it's inconsequential because most breast lumps are. …

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My Mom, the Breast Cancer Survivor

It was the last day of August when my sister and I were driving home from a weekend in the mountains and we got a call from my mom to let us know that they'd found something suspicious during a routin…

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Breast Cancer: Help Your Wife (And Yourself) Get Through It

I remember only too well the day my wife found out she had breast cancer. And I remember only too well what an idiot I was when she told me. Let me give you a little background. On the last week in…

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Should I Get a Mammogram?

Q: I am not 40 yet, but should I get a mammogram now since both my mom and her mother had breast cancer (although it was post-menopausal in both cases)? A: This is a question that I get asked frequ…

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