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2012 Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure

From komenslc.org

Saturday, May 12, 2012 NEW Race Location! Library Square in Downtown Salt Lake City Join us Mother's Day Weekend at our new Race Location, LIBRARY SQUARE in DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY for the largest series of 5k runs/fitness walks in the world.
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almost 6 years

Men With Breast Cancer Don't Do Well on Tamoxifen

By Kristina Fiore, MedPage Today — From medpagetoday.com

— One in five men being treated for breast cancer with tamoxifen discontinue the drug, researchers found. In the single-center retrospective analysis, 20.3% of men stopped the hormone therapy for a host of reasons, including thromboembolic events and sexual dysfuncton, Sharon Giordano, MD, MPH, of…

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about 6 years

Light drinking linked to breast cancer risk

By USA Today — From usatoday.com

— Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found.
The link between alcohol and breast cancer isn't new, but most previous…

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about 6 years

Survivor Helps Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Internet 'Overload'

By Tyler Waldman and Emily Kimball — From patch.com

— Shirley Smith of Perry Hall mentors breast cancer patients through the Survivors Offering Support program at St. Joseph Medical Center.
Fewer resources were available five years ago when Shirley Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through a mastectomy and chemotherapy, she relied…

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over 6 years

Jennifer Aniston tours breast cancer center

By STACY A. ANDERSON — From google.com

— Lending her support to Breast Cancer Awareness month, actress Jennifer Aniston listened to breast cancer survivors share stories of early diagnosis and treatment while touring a new cancer center just outside of Washington.
Aniston joined the wife of the vice president, Jill Biden, and Health and…

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over 6 years

Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

By National Cancer Institute — From cancer.gov

— Among women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer after nonmelanoma skin cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases will be diagnosed, and 39,520 deaths from breast cancer will occur.[1…

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about 6 years

Few Canadian breast cancer patients have reconstructive surgery

By Thandi Fletcher — From nationalpost.com

— Fewer Canadian breast-cancer patients are undergoing reconstructive surgery after mastectomy than those in other high-income countries, new research revealed on Monday. The findings, revealed through a literature review led by University of Toronto researchers Dr. Toni Zhong, Dr. Jennica Platt and Dr. Nancy Baxter, were published…

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about 6 years

Celebrity cancer survivors and advocates

By The Washington Post — From washingtonpost.com

— Celebrity breast cancer survivors bring increased awareness to the illness and effectively encourage women across America to pursue early screening.

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over 6 years

Flu Vaccine: A Matter of Life or Death?

By Breast Cancer Connect Staff — From leukemiaconnect.com

— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says everyone age 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. But, for people who have cancer now or have had it in the past, it’s especially important.
Most people who get the flu have just…

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over 6 years

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By KTTV Los Angeles — From foxnews.com

— Why were some NFL players wearing pink on Sunday? To show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There's also a lot you can do to support efforts to find a cure and to make sure every women has access to regular mammography screening.

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over 6 years