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October 31, 2017 8:20 PM Team UP TN raises cancer awareness

Partners for Healing, UT Extension and Coffee County Health Department and the Tullahoma Housing Authority have partnered to raise awareness about the importance of preventive care for breast cancer. The organizations held the Power of Pink event Monday at Cedar Lane church of Christ. Representatives of the organizations were on hand to answer questions 238

October 24, 2017 10:00 PM Mammograms can detect cancer as small as pin head

Experts’ don’t agree on what age women should start, stop having mammograms The numbers are staggering. This year alone, 316,120 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,610 will die from the disease. By comparison, the number of annual traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. stands at 37,461. The chance of developing breast cancer during your life is an unfortunate 249

October 21, 2017 4:41 PM Guide to Having Less Mammogram Pain

How to make your next screening as comfortable as possible You may be worried after your exam about when you’ll get the results and what they might say, Kalidas says. For screening mammograms, you should hear results within ten days. If you haven’t, make sure to call your doctor or the facility. Clinics are also required to mail you “an easy-to-understand 190

September 22, 2017 2:13 PM Campaign brings awareness to breast cancer

Next Sunday kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Local health officials are hoping everyone will don their pink ribbons throughout the month of October in support of awareness efforts and the prevention of the disease. According to Luke Smith, public health educator for the Sampson County Health Department, the Pink Ribbon Campaign is held annually 133

May 17, 2017 10:40 PM The best part of Google's conference was a teen who taught himself to code to diagnose cancer

One of Silicon Valley's fundamental beliefs is that everyone in tech is working on something that could change the world. In truth, most of the 2 million apps in the app store do no such thing. But every so often a curious kid will sit down, study up on some new technology and create something mind-blowing. The latest example: a high-school kid named 32

February 4, 2017 8:18 AM Advances in breast cancer awareness highlighted

Doha, Feb. 4 (BNA): The availability and accessibility of early breast cancer screening programmes and the widespread public service announcements citing early detection of cancer as a key to a higher survival rate are on the rise, according to the National Cancer Strategy Review. While the disease is still the number one cancer among women in Qatar 46

February 3, 2017 8:58 PM Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention

Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) -- a number expected to swell to 21 million 51

February 3, 2017 6:01 AM Ask the Drs.: Breast cancer recurrence and alcohol use

Dear Doctor: I read your recent response to a question about alcohol consumption and its correlation to breast cancer. But what about the risk once you've been diagnosed? I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and have completed radiation. I am on medication and have a very positive prognosis. I enjoy a glass of wine occasionally and am wondering 25

February 3, 2017 6:01 AM Breast cancer: 'You are your own best advocate'

Last month, I disclosed my breast cancer diagnosis, uncovered after a routine mammogram (I had no perceivable lump). I wrote of my experience with the biopsy and follow-up testing, including genetic testing and MRI. I also talked about thermography, an additional tool in a woman’s arsenal of detection. I used the six weeks between diagnosis and surgery 58

February 3, 2017 6:01 AM Dying from Cancer: Could Your Location Determine Your Fate?

In parts of the country that are relatively poor, and have higher rates of obesity and smoking, cancer death rates rose nearly 50 percent, while wealthier pockets of the country saw death rates fall by nearly half. Better screening and treatment have contributed to the improvement in the nation as a whole -- but the study underscores that not all Americans 47