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October Marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 2012 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Diacor would like to voice its support for all those affected by this terrible disease. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has issued this statement. Also, we would encourage those who are able to contribute their time and resources towards spreading awareness about breast cancer.

New Study Declares Limited Male Breast Cancer Awareness Costs Lives

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, October 27, 2011
In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, men have later onset of breast cancer and more advanced stages of the disease than their female counterparts. Survival rates of men when their breast cancer is caught at the same stage as women are actually higher, but researchers believe that it is due to a lack of awareness of male breast cancer that men's cancer is being caught in later stages. To view the abstract and purchase the article, please click here.

U.S. President Obama Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
In a statement from the White House, President Barack Obama has encouraged women and men to talk to their doctors about breast cancer, and to avoid risk factors for the disease such as diet and maintaining a healthy weight. President Obama offers his support to those diagnosed with this devastating disease. To view the complete release, please click here. To visit the National Cancer Institute's website, please click here.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kevin Anderson - Monday, October 10, 2011

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Click here for a link to NBCAM's website. This website provides information on different types of breast cancer, and offers information and support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. This website also provides information on how to get involved with the organization. We encourage everyone to check it out!

 

10 Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and survivorship.  

Today's tip sheet is "10 Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment", provided by Julie Gralow, M.D.  Dr. Gralow is the Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  The site also provides links to the prior weeks tip sheets as well.  

New Studies show Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, October 14, 2010
As reported on the American Cancer Society's web site, two recent studies show that regular screening mammograms help reduce deaths from breast cancer.  Differing in their methodologies and specific findings, both studies ultimately support the American Cancer Society's recommendation that women receive regular mammograms as an important part of a breast cancer screening plan.  For more information, please see the American Cancer Society's news and features page.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kevin Anderson - Friday, October 01, 2010
October 1st marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  October as an awareness month has grown in to a global health campaign. Breast cancer charities from all over the world organize efforts to increase awareness of the disease as well as fundraising events to help raise funds for research into it's cause, prevention and cure.  

Here's some links that may be helpful in understanding how you could get more involved, or better understand breast cancer:


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