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Women who think they’ve got flu when it’s really a heart attack
In the UK, more than 28,000 women die of a heart attack every year, more than half of whom are under 75 - that's nearly three times as many as die from breast cancer. And while heart attacks alone kill more men (over 41,000 in 2015), ... Part of the ... [...]
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What is prostate cancer? Women speak out on LETHAL disease killing thousands …
Prostate Cancer UK said a poll of more than 3,500 people exposes men's 'widespread ignorance' of their own bodies - but now the women behind the men affected by the disease have come forward to speak out. Loretta Kilgannon, from south London lost her ... [...]
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Why MEN diagnosed with breast cancer are far more likely to die than women
Warning signs include having one side of the family with an unusually high number of relatives with breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, especially if these cancers occurred at a younger age than normal (under 50 for breast cancer), or any incidence of ... [...]
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Younger women who opt out of mastectomy after breast cancer more likely to die …
It also doubled the likelihood of the cancer spreading. And these women saw their risk of dying from cancer up 60 per cent, while their chances of dying young were up 70 per cent. British experts said breast cancer treatment has moved on with women now ... [...]
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Including Information on Breast Reconstruction Options Help Women Make Better …
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.—Comprehensive patient education that includes information on breast reconstruction, with photos, can help women with breast cancer make more informed decisions about their treatment options, explained Kimberly Drewry, MSN, RN, ... [...]
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Women are being tricked into thinking they have breast cancer … accidentally
(Boston)–About half of American women have dense breasts, which makes it harder for mammograms to identify cancer and add to a woman's risk for cancer. Nearly half of U.S. states have passed legislation requiring women to be notified of their breast ... [...]
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Cancer survivor is calling for more women to join her in the Race for Life
WITH just two weeks to go until one of Southend's biggest charity runs, a breast cancer survivor is calling on local women to sign up. Time is running out to secure a place for the 5k Race for Life event, taking place at Garon Park, Southend, on Sunday ... [...]
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Of Breast Cancer Diagnoses in 2015, One in Five Were Women under 50
The American Cancer Society cites in their 2015-2016 Breast Cancer Facts & Figures report, “Mammography is the single most effective method of early detection since it can often identify cancer several years before physical symptoms develop. [...]
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Breast Cancer Awareness: Why are Indian women afraid to touch their breasts?
In fact, it is absolutely normal to do it. Women need to undergo a mammography regularly to detect breast cancer, but a simple thing like the touching of a boob in the privacy of a bedroom or bathroom can help a woman find out if something is wrong ... [...]
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Women at Risk: Abortion and Breast Cancer Linked
If abortion were not a politically protected procedure, there would be agreement based on the facts: abortion is a risk contributor for breast cancer. If women were given fair warning of the risks attributed to abortion — breast cancer being one of ... [...]
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Girls Love Mail sends notes to women fighting cancer
After finishing her cancer treatment in 2011, Mulligan gave back by founding Girls Love Mail, a volunteer effort that collects and sends handwritten, supportive letters to thousands of U.S. women who've been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The ... [...]
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West Belfast grandmother urges women to check themselves for symptoms of …
Gemma lost both her mother and grandmother to breast cancer and has urged women to educate themselves on the symptoms relating to women's cancers. She explained: "My own mum had breast cancer first when she was 34 and then when she was in her ... [...]
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Stay strong, Janice Dickinson! 8 famous women who kicked breast cancer's butt
The C-word is still one of the scariest words a person can hear, and on Monday (March 28), Janice Dickinson revealed in an interview with The Daily Mail that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. After finding a pea-sized lump in her right breast ... [...]
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Hair loss in women with breast cancer can have major implications on their …
Dr Diane Trusson from the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University interviewed 24 women about their experiences of being treated for early breast cancer and found that hair was a prominent topic, even for those who did not lose their hair. [...]
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Fly fishing offers escape for women with breast cancer
Fly fishing has been embraced as a way to help women recovering from breast cancer treatment. A group called Casting for Recovery has formed to offer retreats for women at various stages of treatment. Already popular among cancer support groups in ... [...]
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Promotora visits increase breast cancer screening among Latina women
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Hispanics are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages when the ... [...]
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