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About Breast Cancer

About Breast Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is never welcome news. Once such a diagnosis has been made, doctors will work to determine the stage of the cancer, which helps them develop a treatment plan and prognosis. Cancer is most treatable when caught in its earliest stages, when tumors may be small and contained. When a person is diagnosed […]

Reconstruction can follow a mastectomy

Reconstruction can follow a mastectomy

Apart from certain skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, particularly American women. It does not segregate based on race and ethnicity or even gender, as men can be diagnosed with breast cancer as well. Depending on the location of the cancer, its pervasiveness and the patient’s family history, […]

Mammograms, the latest

Mammograms, the latest

Mammograms are used to screen for breast cancer and overall breast health. In a relatively recent departure from conventional wisdom that once advised women to get annual mammograms beginning at age 40, new recommendations say mammograms are not necessary before age 50, and that earlier screening benefits are limited and may even do more harm […]

Educate young girls about cancer

Educate young girls about cancer

At the age of 12 to 15, many young women are experiencing the body and life changes that accompany adolescence. It can be difficult to imagine that breasts that are just beginning to develop may contain cancer. But such is the reality for some girls.  The majority of women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis […]

Establishing the pink ribbon symbol

Establishing the pink ribbon symbol

The pink ribbon has been synonymous with breast cancer for years. Nowadays, people rarely think twice when they see pink ribbons, having grown accustomed to the pink ribbon and what it symbolizes.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been celebrated each year since 1985, and many other breast cancer awareness initiatives have been devised since then. […]

Don’t Lose Hope

Don’t Lose Hope

A cancer diagnosis is never welcome news, especially when it comes unexpectedly. Cancer patients may undergo treatment for weeks or months, all the while hoping that treatment will ultimately prove effective. But cancer can return even when it is successfully treated, and the prospect of that return understandably induces concern. The risk of recurrence is […]

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