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Breast Cancer: What You Must Know Now

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Breast Cancer: What You Must Know Now

An easy at-home test? Drugs that slash your risk? These aren’t science fiction, they’re real advances that are revolutionizing the way we find, treat, and defeat this disease. Every October, we don pink ribbons, buy pink-hued products, and support charity runs with pink logos. Has it made a difference? You bet. Thanks to the billions of dollars raised for research, we are starting to win the war against breast cancer. “The progress we’ve made over the last 20 years has changed the face of the disease for American women,” says Freya Schnabel, MD, director of...

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Breast Cancer Prevention

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Breast Cancer Prevention

This is a  great comprehensive guide taken in part from www.health.com on how to cut your breast cancer risk at any age. It is a decade-by-decade guide because your needs and risk will change with your age. A woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 233 when she’s in her 30s and rises to 1 in 8 by the time she’s reached 85. Breast cancer research offers more and more evidence that you can influence your own breast cancer future by picking up some good habits—and your age says a lot about which habits are key. The following decade-by-decade guide...

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Stress & Breast Cancer

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Mental Health | 0 comments

Stress & Breast Cancer

Can stressful life events increase your risk of breast cancer? The relationship between attitude, outlook, mood, and breast cancer is up for debate, but a recent Israeli study of women under the age of 45 found that exposure to several stressful life events, such as the divorce or death of parents before 20 years of age, was associated with breast cancer. “Experiencing more than one [negative] meaningful life event…is a risk factor for breast cancer among young women,” the authors, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva and Haifa University in Haifa, Israel, wrote....

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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. Nearly 70% of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic—8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. For additional peace of mind, call your doctor whenever you have concerns. Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Here’s what you should look for: Breasts that are...

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