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Join RSCNJ in the fight against breast cancer

Each year, approximately 252,710 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer and close to 40,500 women will die from the disease. Thankfully, breast cancer mortality rates have declined by 35 percent since 1989, largely due to increased … Continue reading

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, schedule your mammogram

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, nothing could be more important than increasing awareness about the importance of mammograms. How often should women get a mammogram? Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates thousands of U.S. lives could be … Continue reading

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Join us in the fight against breast cancer

Each year, approximately 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and close to 40,000 women will die from breast cancer. Breast cancer mortality rates have declined by 35 percent since 1989, largely due to increased awareness of the disease and earlier … Continue reading

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Get ready for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are asking you to help. During this annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, the National Breast Cancer Foundation offers the following ideas to help the help women in need: Download … Continue reading

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Point Pleasant Beach is the place to fight breast cancer

October means many things: colorful leaves, cooler temperatures—and breast cancer awareness. This month is designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we ask you to help raise funds for the research needed to help decrease breast cancer mortality rates. A great … Continue reading

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IVF does not increase breast cancer risk

A new study should ease concerns of some women considering fertility treatment: in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase the risk of breast cancer. A Dutch study of more than 25,000 women found no “significant increase in the long-term risk … Continue reading

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Breast cancer gene linked to fertility problems

A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report. The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, may be linked … Continue reading

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Make an impact: Join breast cancer fight

If you think simply joining the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk or supporting someone else can’t make much of a difference, think again. Thanks to such support, breast cancer death rates have decreased by 34 … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding—for mom’s health

“Breast is best” for your baby’s health—that’s widely known. But two new studies provide evidence that breastfeeding is also beneficial to the mom’s own well being. The first, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, reveals that breastfeeding is … Continue reading

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Help raise awareness of breast cancer in October

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast … Continue reading

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