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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 23 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.
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Nipple areola sparin: New techniques in surgery can now perform mastectomy to avoid radiation and keep the nipple areola intact and reconstruct the breast with implants or tissue to create a very normal appearing breast which reduces the risks of recurrence.

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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 29 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 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

When is breast cancer awareness month?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why is breast cancer awareness more common than other common cancers?

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Dr. Jacqueline Matar
Radiation Oncology 67 years experience
Many survivors!: Breast cancer is a very common cancer in the United States. At the same time, the cure rates for early stage disease are quite high. Thus there are many breast cancer survivors who work to promote awareness. These survivors often help other cancer patients as well.

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