Oct 11

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

American Cancer Society Screening Guidelines for Most Adults. Screening for cancer is very important because : (1) a person can often develop cancer without having early signals of it, and (2) the earlier  cancer is diagnosed in a person, the greater his or her chances of a cure, or control of the disease. That’s what …

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Oct 10

Breast Cancer Myths and Facts by Health Power

                Don’t Believe Everything You Hear: Here are the Facts: Myth:  A lump in the breast means you probably have breast cancer. Fact:  Most lumps in the breast are not breast cancer.  However, if you feel a lump, be sure to see your doctor at once. Myth:  An injury in the chest …

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Oct 10

Breast Cancer and “My New Normal”… 365 Days After Bilateral Mastectomy and Reconstruction

www.healthpower.com by Darci Graves, MPP, MA, Editor, Health Power Spiritual Health Channel  365 days ago I was waking up from surgery having undergone a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction as a result of a diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast. I was Stage 1 (although originally thought to be Stage 2), triple-negative, my …

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Oct 10

There is no Wrong Way or Right Way to Take the Breast Cancer Journey

www.healthpowerforminorities.com   By Darci Graves, MPP, MA, Editor, Health Power Spiritual Health Channel Cancer is a personal journey. Tissue Conserving, Nipple Sparing, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Double Mastectomy… Reconstruction, No Reconstruction, Expanders, Fat Grafting, Bigger, Smaller, Tattooed, or not… Port, No Port… Chemotherapy, Radiation, Before the Surgery, After the Surgery Bald, wigged, scarved… The journey is about …

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Sep 30

Childhood Obesity: It’s Not “Baby Fat”— And It Matters

Childhood Obesity really matters. That’s why all living U.S. Surgeon Generals and First Lady Michelle Obama have, at different times and in different settings, identified childhood [and teen] obesity as one of the nation’s leading health problems.

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