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Breast Cancer In Men: What Makes It Different?

Breast cancer may largely be seen as a woman’s disease. While we’re used to campaigns about breast cancer featuring women, these campaigns miss another segment stricken with this disease: men. Breast cancer in men is significantly less common. The lifetime risk of getting breast cancer for men is about 1 in 1,000, according to the […]

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Are You… Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

Most likely, if you see a bumper stick sporting a bright pink ribbon, you recognize the symbolism. When the NFL dons pink uniforms, you know the cause. That’s because a very wonderful thing has happened: breast cancer awareness has gone global. But in this time of frequent exposure, where everything is so wonderfully pink, the […]

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Do You Really Need a breast self-exam?

The breast self-exam is a hot topic of debate for medical experts and women with breast cancer. Source: American Cancer Society In 2002, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a study that recommended against breast self-exams. And 13 years later, their recommendation remains unchanged. The American Cancer Society recommends breast self-exam for women […]

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7 Ways to Cope With the Mental Health Effects of Breast Cancer

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you may only think about the physical effects of the disease at first: How will the treatment make you feel? Will you lose your hair to chemo? Will you need a mastectomy? But there are mental health effects to be on the lookout for as well. Some women who […]

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How to Be a Part of a Loved One’s Breast Cancer Support Team

If you have a loved one who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, you probably want to help out as much as you can. But you may worry about what exactly and how much you can do. You don’t want to be a bother or give your loved one something else to worry about. You […]

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