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when is breast cancer awareness month?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you guys tell me how big is a breast cancer lump?

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: Breast cancer can be diagnosed with a not palpable (not able to be felt) abnormality seen on mammogram to a large palpable (able to be felt by a patient or physician) to an obvious mass growing through the skin. This spectrum of presentation can make the diagnosis difficult. See your physician immediately if there are questions.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long is the average life expectancy of secondry breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Everyone's different: Survival rates are most appropriately applied to large groups of patients; it's impossible to give such a number for one person, especially without knowing her own unique situation. As a generalization, we usually talk about "remission" rather than "cure" when breast cancer has spread to other organs (stage 4) yet people can live for years, especially if it is sensitive to medication.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Please suggest what ideas for breast cancer awareness month do you have?

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Dr. David Brousseau
Diagnostic Radiology 28 years experience
Breast CA: Get a yearly mammogram and breast examination by your family physician. Monthly self-examination is a good idea too. Never wait if you feel a new lump or one that has not been previously evaluated by your doctor. These guidelines are endorsed by all the major medical societies, despite the misguided and confising usptf guidelines issued a few years ago.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What should I include in an article about breast cancer awareness month?

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Screening&education: Include how important early detection is to curing breast cancer. Screening with mammograms, self breast exams and md breast exams is crucial for all women over 50 and earlier for women with a family history or other risk factors. Education and encouragement are me points to b made based on how many advances have been made in our understanding and successful tx of breast tumors.
A 46-year-old member asked:

When was breast cancer awareness month started?

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Breast Cancer Month: National breast cancer awareness month was established in 1985. The aim of the month is to encourage the use of mammograms to increase the rate of earlier detection.

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