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New Years Resolutions for Breast Health in 2014

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:37:02 +00002013-12-30T01:37:02Z

The advent of each New Year is a time for celebration and reflection.  Secular in origin, it is one of the world's oldest traditions to which a majority of people adhere irrespective of race, creed, or nationality.  On the eve of the New Year, we reflect upon missed opportunities to improve ourselves in the year past and we make promises unto ourselves to live better in the coming year.  As you prepare your list of resolutions, consider adding these Top 10 Strategies to reduce breast cancer risk and improve your overall health in 2014.

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Breast Cancer during the Holidays: The Perfect Gift for a Cancer Patient

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:46:14 +00002013-12-27T17:46:14Z

The malls are abuzz with shoppers and sales...The roads are a mess with travelers heading to and fro...Work is a ghost town... The time of giving and receiving is upon us.... It's the HOLIDAY SEASON!  Yet, for the cancer patient, there is little hiatus.  Treatment drones on in its usual rhythm.  What do you give to the cancer patient to show you truly care? The spirit of sharing brings loved ones together so, look here...

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Angelina's Medical Choice: What message did it really convey?

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:54:20 +00002013-12-20T21:54:20Z

Angelina Jolie is once again on the front pages of newspapers regarding her decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.  The findings of a research study ...

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Winter Storm Turns Pink in San Antonio

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:43:46 +00002013-12-19T19:43:46Z

As snow and ice gripped eastern and southern states - blanketing roads, stranding travelers, and bringing businesses to a screeching halt from Maine to Utah - there was a fearless bunch who could not be deterred.  Not even a deadly winter storm could keep them down!  Nearly 7,500 individuals did the unthinkable and ventured thousands of miles to attend the largest breast cancer conference in the world ... Read more...

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Time To Say Farewell

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:26:07 +00002013-11-30T16:26:07Z

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Pam Stephan with her Dad
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Time is precious, and sometimes choosing how to spend your time is difficult. After spending the last seven and a half years working on this site, it's time for me to say farewell. It has been a great gift to me, to be able to spend time with you, my readers, and answer your questions as well as learn from you.

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Choose Anticancer Foods This Thanksgiving

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:43:53 +00002013-11-21T23:43:53Z

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Thanksgiving Dinner
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Eat These, Not Those, To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Thanksgiving usually means an abundance of traditional dishes created with all the culinary stops pulled out - butter, eggs, sugars, spices, special drinks and appetizers. It's hard to turn down your favorite holiday munchies, especially if you get these only during the holidays. But all those dishes aren't healthy - I know, that's sort of the point isn't it? - so here's some tips to add more anticancer foods to the Big Meal.

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Survivors Didn't Get Hung Up on Surgical Drains

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:04:16 +00002013-10-28T12:04:16Z

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Cool Chemo Top with Drain Holders
Photo © Confident Clothing Co.

Smart Designs Deal With Surgical Drain Bulbs After Breast Cancer Surgery

There's nothing the experience to teach you something valuable. For breast cancer survivors, that's very true. No matter which surgery you may have endured, you most likely woke up sprouting catheter lines and surgical drain bulbs...

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Avoid Alcohol During Breast Cancer Awareness Month - And After!

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:22:42 +00002013-10-14T11:22:42Z

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Pink Drink
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And while we're talking about it, let me give you some good reasons to give up alcohol all year.

Alcohol causes the levels of female hormones in your body to rise. While that may sound wonderfully sexy, it also puts you at greater risk for breast cancer. Most breast tumors thrive on estrogen. Drinking any amount of alcohol, especially daily drinking, exposes your breast tissue to a greater risk for cancer.

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Walk Down Your Risk For Breast Cancer

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:59:46 +00002013-10-08T00:59:46Z

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Pole Walking
Illustration © Pam Stephan

Lace up your sneakers or pull on your boots and go for a walk. If you go for an hour's brisk walk every day, researchers say that your risk for developing breast cancer is 25% lower than the average lifetime risk.

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29 Years of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 05:00:56 +00002013-10-01T05:00:56Z

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Pink Ribbon Dawn
Photo © Pam Stephan

Welcome to the very pinkest season of the year. This marks the 29th year we have had an official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For ...

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