More Power To You: The Power to Detect Breast Cancer is Literally in Your Hands
Breast Self-Examination is effective in determining 70% of breast abnormalities.
40% of diagnosed breast cancers are from women who felt a lump.
Breast cancer feels like a hard rock in the breast 78% of the time.
We know the truth: Giving yourself a breast exam is the last thing on your mind as you cherish the few minutes of peace and quiet you get in the shower each day! The truth of it is, if you want to keep wearing your favorite bras, you'll need to make sure that what fills them up is healthy. So next time you take a shower, take a minute to get to know yourself a little better.
3 Major Reasons You Should Examine Your Breasts
If you drink alcohol, are overweight, or are physically inactive, you are at higher risk for developing breast cancer.
Tip: Instead of hitting happy hour, one hour of running can burn upwards of 400 calories
If your mom had it, you could too: 20-30% of women who develop breast cancer have a family history of the disease.
The older you are, the higher your risk is: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime, and your risk increases as you get older. While 0.44 percent of women are diagnosed with breast cancer by age 30 (1 in 227), 3.82 percent of women are diagnosed with it by the age of 70 (1 in 26).
Tip: Starting at age 40, it's recommended that women get a yearly mammogram since the risk of breast cancer increases as you age. Don't skip out on this important ritual!
How To Give Yourself a Breast Exam
While there are several approaches to the self exam, our favorite method is in the shower. It'll give you an excuse to put off shaving your legs for an extra few minutes!
Put your hand behind your head to make sure the breast tissue is properly spread out
Press gently while moving your fingers in a circular fashion, from the outside of the breast to the nipple
Repeat on the other side
Do it at least once a month (or more if you're feeling really brave that day)
If You Find a Lump, Don't Panic
226,870 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer last year. While you might feel completely alone, you are anything but.
Finding a Doctor
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OBGYN: confirms diagnosis
Radiologist: Assesses the cancer
Oncologist: Treats the cancer
Reconstructive surgeon: Presents surgical options
When you're dealing with the stress of finding a lump, you may feel too overwhelmed to know what to do next. But thanks to websites that help you to find a doctor, read testimonials, and learn about financing options in advance, the process can be painless. Don't put it off! The sooner you find a local doctor, the sooner you can take action.
The Good News...
The good news is that your days of wearing sexy bras is not necessarily over. There are a lot of reconstructive options that will allow you to keep your curves, but ditch the cancer. A recent study proves that reconstruction will not only help you feel better when you look in the mirror, but improve your psychosocial and sexual well-being.
Saline implants have a lifespan of 10-15 years
Silicone feels more like a natural breast than saline
Fat transfer uses your own body's materials
Only 1 in 4 women with insurance women with insurance gets reconstructive surgery immediately after her mastectomy.
Don't be afraid to ask about what's next. Not only are some women never shown breast reconstruction surgery results, but previous research shows 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer are never even told about their breast reconstruction options.
Less than a quarter (23%) of women know the wide range of breast reconstruction options available.
Only 22% of women are familiar with the quality of outcomes that can be expected.
Only 19% of women understand that the timing of their treatment for breast cancer and the timing of their decision to undergo reconstruction greatly impacts their options and results.
While your bra may have been your only source for support in the past, you'll learn to rely on a different kind of push-up in the future: the breast cancer community and your doctor.
Be proactive about your health. Women that detect their cancer in Stage 1 have an 86% survival rate.
Sources: American Cancer Society, John Hopkins Medicine, BreastCancer****, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Cancer Institute
More than 80,000 healthcare workers and their communities from across the country and around the world joined together in the Medline Pink Glove Dance for breast cancer online video competition. After a hard-fought dance battle, the online votes are in and Medline is pleased to name Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., as the winner. As a result, $25,000 will be donated to their charity of choice, the American Cancer Society, providing free transportation for treatment to central Pennsylvania breast cancer patients in need. Additionally, Medline and participating hospitals will donate another $1 million to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and various local breast cancer charities nationwide. More than $2.2 million has been donated through the campaign and Medline Foundation since 2005.
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Coping with Mesothelioma Treatment
1. Mesothelioma is an asbestos linked cancer.
2. Diagnosis and treatment of a mesothelioma patient are a crucial stage to pass.
3. Diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer brings along negative emotions in the patient.
4. Counselors help the patient to find their inner strength.
5. Research has shown that the treatment options do not make the victim feel better.
6. Surgery is used to remove tumor that may cure mesothelioma.
7. Most of the treatment options come with side effects.
8. Connecting with faith will help the patient cope with the treatment.
9. American Cancer Society has produced a guide for cancer victims.
10. All illnesses with no definitive cure generate dejection and helplessness.
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When a man reaches his mid-40s, the area of the prostate that encircles the urethra begins to grow. This overgrowth of prostate tissue is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. With continued growth, the expanding prostate may constrict the urethra, causing symptoms such as difficulty starting urination or a weak urine stream.
BPH occurs in approximately 31 percent of men between the ages of 50 and 59, 36 percent of men age 60 to 69, and 44 percent of those who are age 70 and older. Not all of these men experience urinary tract problems related to BPH, but many do. Although BPH can cause a number of bothersome symptoms, it is not life threatening.
Cancer of the prostate is a much more serious health problem than BPH. After skin cancer, it is the second most common cancer in American men and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer deaths. In 2010, an estimated 218,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 33,000 died of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.
The good news is that today, reliable diagnostic tests and numerous treatment options are available, and death rates from prostate cancer are now on the decline. Nearly 100 percent of men are still alive five years after a prostate cancer diagnosis, more than 93 percent are alive 10 years after diagnosis, and approximately 79 percent are alive 15 years after diagnosis.
Although the symptoms of prostate cancer are similar to those of BPH, the conditions are not related. Having BPH neither increases nor decreases a man's risk of prostate cancer. In addition, it is possible for a man to have both conditions at the same time.
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In some ways, prostate problems, particularly BPH, are a natural part of growing older. Still, there are specific steps you can take to keep your prostate healthy.
A diet low in saturated fat and high in fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of developing BPH. Research is ongoing to identify who might benefit from early treatment to prevent BPH.
According to the American Cancer Society, most cases of prostate cancer can't be prevented. This is because prostate cancer's causes are still unknown. As with BPH, however, experts recommend eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
No herbal supplements have been proven to prevent prostate cancer. Studies of selenium, a mineral, have had mixed results, but the majority of the evidence shows no real benefit. Trials for drugs to prevent prostate cancer are also ongoing.
No activity or drug is known to prevent prostatitis. Experts recommend good hygiene, including keeping the penis clean. Most men will never develop prostatitis.
Justin Bieber sings "Happy Birthday" for the American Cancer Society Ad
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We believe that every birthday is a victory. Another year that cancer has not prevailed. And so does Justin Bieber. He supported the American Cancer Society again this year because he wants to see a world with less cancer and more birthdays.To celebrate, Usher sent him this video of them singing "Happy Birthday" together, remixed by Mysto & Pizzi vs Agent Jackson. Justin and Usher are 2 of many artists and musicians who have joined the movement for more birthdays and generously donated their time and talent to sing their own special rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song, inspired by the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society. Send this as a video e-card, send this as a musician phone call, and join Justin and Usher in the movement for less cancer and more birthdays at *******morebirthdays**** .
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FORA.tv Economy Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, gives an example of the occasionally serious unintended consequences that can occur when medical practitioners accept "kickbacks" from pharmaceutical companies.
Britain is one of many European nations that have state-run health care system. Although the care has been criticized, an American says it saved her life. Charlie D'Agata reports.
PETA is the worst most hypocritical thing ever made, it's sick, driving me insane how these people are!!!
7 Things You Didn't Know About PETA
1) PETA president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has described her group's overall goal as "total animal liberation." This means no meat, no milk, no zoos, no circuses, no wool, no leather, no hunting, no fishing, and no pets (not even seeing-eye dogs). PETA is also against all medical research that requires the use of animals.
2) Despite its constant moralizing about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and countless other Americans, PETA has killed over 14,400 dogs and cats at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. During 2005, PETA put to death over 90 percent of the animals it collected from members of the public.
3) PETA has given tens of thousands of dollars to convicted arsonists and other violent criminals. This includes a 2001 donation of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF), an FBI-certified "domestic terrorist" group responsible for dozens of firebombs and death threats. During the 1990s, PETA paid $70,200 to an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist convicted of burning down a Michigan State University research laboratory. In his sentencing recommendation, a federal prosecutor implicated PETA president Ingrid Newkirk in that crime. And PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich told an animal rights convention in 2001 that "blowing stuff up and smashing windows" is "a great way to bring about animal liberation."
4) PETA activists regularly target children as young as six years old with anti-meat and anti-milk propaganda, often waiting outside their schools to intercept them as they walk to and from class-without notifying parents. One piece of kid-targeted PETA literature tells small children: "Your Mommy Kills Animals!" PETA brags that its messages reach over 2 million children every year, including thousands reached by e-mail without the permission of their parents. One PETA vice president told the Fox News Channel's audience: "Our campaigns are always geared towards children, and they always will be."
5) PETA has used a related organization, the PETA Foundation, to fund the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a deceptive animal rights group that promotes itself as an unbiased source of medical and nutritional information. PCRM's president also serves as president of the PETA Foundation.
6) PETA runs campaigns seemingly calculated to offend religious believers. One entire PETA website is devoted to the claim-despite ample evidence to the contrary-that Jesus Christ was a vegetarian. PETA holds protests at houses of worship, even suing one church that tried to protect its members from Sunday-morning harassment. Its billboards taunt Christians with the message that hogs "died for their sins." PETA insists, contrary to centuries of rabbinical teaching, that the Jewish ritual of kosher slaughter shouldn't be allowed. And its infamous "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign crassly compares the Jewish victims of Nazi genocide with farm animals.
7) PETA has repeatedly attacked research foundations like the March of Dimes, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, because they support animal-based research that might uncover cures for birth defects and life-threatening diseases. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has said that "even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we would be against it."
They NEED TO DIE!!! GOVERNMENT, PLEASE STOP PETA!!!
This is a story of hope and persistence, along with being a "how to" on segmented woodturning. It's also an attempt to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Be sure to view the very end. Thanks
In February 2008, a group of 20 bloggers and podcasters hosted "My ooVoo Day". The participating bloggers chatted with fans via ooVoo. To thank all the bloggers hosting the chats, ooVoo donated $30,000 to the Frozen Pea Fund, a fund established to support the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, in honor of blogger and cancer patient Susan Reynolds.
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