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How to help when your partner has breast cancer

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c39854ac-4858-48db-8f44-a94eedbdeb71#.Wd94KxNSxBw When your partner learns she has breast cancer, you naturally want to help. But how? Answering that question will depend on your partner, your relationship and you. To start with, understand that different people cope with cancer in different ways, says Greta E. Greer, MSW, LCSW, past director of survivor programs at the American Cancer […]

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Infographic: Steps to a successful mammogram

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b1ad72fb-7fd9-47c1-bcb1-5796b016e667#.Wd93ZBNSxBw Regular screening tests are a great way to try to find breast cancer in its early stages, when it’s usually easier to treat. When breast cancer is detected before it spreads, the average 5-year survival rate is 99 percent. Click the interactive infographic below to learn the steps to a successful mammogram.

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Should you have the BRCA test?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=f96d1458-99b4-48ff-ad53-4b255a99cb04#.Wd92qBNSxBw Should you consider BRCA genetic testing? That’s a question to bring up with your doctor if you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, it turns out. About 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancers result directly from gene defects—or mutations—passed on from a parent. Specifically, these mutations occur in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 […]

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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3bfd1e23-eb04-4d6b-b904-81c30c9b03ef#.Wd92ahNSxBw In most cases, a breast lump doesn’t mean cancer. Still, if you discover a lump, you should have your doctor check it. Understandably, discovering a lump in your breast can be cause for concern. You may worry that it could be a sign of breast cancer. But there’s reassuring news: Most breast lumps […]

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Four steps to avoid breast cancer

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=68d84cdc-ced0-4b76-aaad-ab2f2668f8d4#.Wd91tBNSxBw and https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=75745917-bc1a-4812-b20f-3d6b8e37d64e#.Wd914xNSxBw There are many risk factors for breast cancer that women can’t control. Among them: a family history of the disease and simply growing older. But based on the findings of a new report, the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) estimates that about 1 out of 3 cases of breast cancer in the U.S. […]

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Diabetes: Protect your mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=bec80865-5e8e-4d05-ae55-599a9e030cbe#.Wd-aEhNSxBw If you have diabetes, you probably already know the list of things you need to do to keep yourself in good physical health. But there is more to managing diabetes than tasks such as checking your blood sugar and watching what you eat. You also need to protect your mental health. “Managing […]

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Symptoms and signs of diabetes

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b9d320c5-1255-4c02-9593-ac0fd96d6549#.Wd-ZVRNSxBw While the signs of type 2 diabetes are often subtle, the onset of type 1 is usually dramatic and impossible to ignore. In type 1, the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin, a hormone that allows body cells to use glucose for energy. A person with type 1 must inject insulin to stay alive. In […]

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Bullying: Not just child’s play

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4a637380-0daa-4115-bf2a-64dd39207c9c#.Wd-LORNSxBw Farkus from A Christmas Story, Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons, the stepsisters in Cinderella—it would be nice if all bullies were make-believe like these. Unfortunately, they’re not. Real-life bullies can be found on playgrounds, in school hallways, in gym class and, increasingly, online. They look for someone to pick on—to punch, harass, frighten and intimidate. Often […]

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