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Receiving regular breast cancer screenings is critical to early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. When it comes to testing for breast cancer there is far more you can do than just receive an annual mammography, though you should absolutely … Continue reading

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We’ve all heard of the dreaded breast lump. An unknown or mysterious lump that appears on or around a woman’s breast is the most famous sign of a potential breast cancer diagnosis and should be reported to a healthcare specialist … Continue reading

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We can’t reiterate this enough but early detection is a huge step in the right direction when it comes to treating breast cancer. The earlier doctors recognize a patient’s tumor the less chance there is that it has had time … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power when it comes to successfully treating and beating breast cancer. It is important to research and gather plentiful information about breast cancer, regardless which phase of the process you are in, so that you are better equipped … Continue reading

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Receiving a positive breast cancer diagnosis can be like getting hit with a ton of bricks. The days following your breast cancer diagnosis can feel like a whirlwind of fear, stress and uncertainty. While those feelings are completely understandable, it’s … Continue reading

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As part of our series dedicated to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve decided to focus this week’s post on breast cancer prevention. More specifically, what lifestyle choices may be affecting your potential chances of developing breast cancer and what … Continue reading

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According to the American Cancer Society®, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer over their lifetime. With breast cancer being the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women (besides skin cancer), the need for more education … Continue reading

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“The only person who can save you is you: that was going to be the thing that informed the rest of my life.” – Sheryl Crow The American Cancer Society estimates that this year alone, about 231,840 new cases of … Continue reading

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“The journey from where you are now to a place of healing will be filled with peaks and valleys. Focus on today; find happiness in the ordinary and trust, ‘You’re going to be okay,’” –PRSF Being diagnosed with breast cancer … Continue reading

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For most women over 40, a mammogram is a yearly inconvenience. No one looks forward to it. However, mammograms help detect breast cancer, which, if found in its earliest stages, can be treated and fought effectively.

In a recent segment on the television show The Doctors, fitness and health expert Jillian Michaels revealed that she had never had a mammogram. After her gynecologist recommended she go through the breast cancer screening beginning at age 35, Michaels says she put it off because she was afraid of what the results may say: “I race motorcycles. I swam with great white sharks. That’s not the kind of stuff that really does scare me… For me a mammogram forces me to ask a question that I don’t want to ask right now.”

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