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Breast Cancer Awareness – How To Spot Breast Cancer Symptoms

Women must always be cautious and watchful of any changes in their breasts which may signal a malignancy. Here are some of the lesser known symptoms of breast cancer to check for.

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Breast Cancer Help – Tips To Comfort Someone With Cancer

Learning about a cancer diagnosis can be one of the toughest moments in a person’s life. Trying to help and comfort that person can prove to be almost as difficult. Here are some of the things you can do to help keep a cancer patient at peace.
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Breast Cancer Help USA – Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention

The following foods, in particular, may offer nutrients that promote better breast health and boost your immune system.

Making wise nutritional choices is one of the best defenses against breast cancer. Download our Healthy Eating Grocery List here www.thebreastcancercharities.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/BCCA-GROCERY-LIST.pdf to help you at the store!

Breast Cancer Awareness – Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer You Cannot Change

Some risk factors have a bigger effect than others, and your risk for breast cancer can change over time because of aging or lifestyle changes.

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Breast Cancer Awareness – Ways To Keep Breast Cancer Out Of Your Future

No matter how conflicted we may be, breasts are part of our female identity, which may be why, for most of us, having breast cancer is our biggest fear.

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Breast Cancer Help – Ways To Support Someone With Breast Cancer

How are you supposed to know, instantly, how to be supportive to a woman going through something this terrifying? Here are some ways.

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Facts About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Here are some facts about breast cancer you must know.

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Breast Cancer Facts You May Not Know

In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death among women of all races and ethnicities. Yet many people are still unaware of their risk — and of which factors or lifestyle choices are most significant.

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The Woodlands Resident Selected as Houston Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’

Erica Harvey SaglimbeniThe Woodlands, Texas October 31, 2014: Erica Tullis, Founder & Executive Director of GoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America, was honored this week at the Hotel Zaza by being selected as one of Houston’s ’40 Under 40′ by the Houston Business Journal.

Over 700 nominations for this coveted award were received and of those, only 40 winners selected. “It’s an honor…not just for me, but for our entire team. It takes more than just one person to bring change, set goals and achieve success within our organization. It’s very humbling to receive this prestigious award.” said Erica.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a national non-profit organization based out of The Woodlands servicing over 450 hospitals nationwide. BCCA’s primary focus is to educate women how to PREVENT and SURVIVE breast cancer while providing support to patients battling breast cancer.

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA)
The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the leader in integrated cancer care, combining body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Through program services, BCCA’s goal is to educate, teach and provide the latest information about integrated care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.

Can “the Pill” give you Cancer?

The Birth Control Pill and Breast Cancer Risk

Since the early 1960s, birth control pills have become the most popular and one of the most effective forms of birth control used in the U.S. But an association between estrogen and an increased risk of breast cancer has led to a continuing debate about the role birth control pills may play in developing breast cancer.

For most women, especially young women, experts say the benefits of birth control pills far outweigh the risk. But here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the controversy.

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Does Taking Birth Control Pills Increase My Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?
Maybe. Studies that have examined the use of oral contraceptives as a risk factor for breast cancer have produced conflicting results. Some researchers think this might be due to the fact that the level of hormones in birth control pills has changed since they were first studied. Early birth control pills contained much higher levels of hormones than today’s low-dose pills.

Scandinavian researchers have noted an increase in breast cancer in a group of women that were currently taking or had recently taken birth control pills. Longer use of the pill seemed to increase the risk. Similar research found that 10 years or more after women stopped using birth control pills, their breast cancer risk returned to the same level as if they had never used birth control pills.

However, another reputable study by Women’s Contraceptive and Reproductive Experience (Women’s CARE) done between 1994 and 1998 showed there was no increased risk of breast cancer in current or former users of birth control pills.

In general, most studies have not found an overall increased risk of breast cancer due to the use of oral contraceptives.

My Family Has a History of Breast Cancer. Should I Take Birth Control Pills?
Maybe. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women with a strong family history of breast cancer may have up to an 11 times higher risk of breast cancer if they have ever taken the pill. But experts caution that the study involved mainly women who took birth control pills prior to 1975, when it contained much higher levels of the hormones estrogen and progestin than today’s lower-dose pill.

Those with a family history of breast cancer related to mutations in the BRCA genes should use caution before taking birth control pills. Families at increased risk of breast cancer who are carriers of alterations in these genes may further increase their risk of breast cancer by taking birth control pills. Recent studies show taking birth control pills did not increase the risk in women who are carriers of the abnormal form of the BRCA2 gene, but did in those with the altered BRCA1 gene.

Women should discuss their family history of cancer with their doctor when evaluating the risks and benefits of using birth control pills.

Courtesy of www.webmd.com