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Pickups for Breast Cancer August Newsletter

August 15 – National Relaxation Day

Relaxation Techniques and Mind/Body Practices: How They Can Help You Cope with Cancer. Cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Relaxation techniques and other mind/body practices can help calm your mind and sharpen your ability to focus. These techniques offer creative ways to reduce stress caused by cancer and to maintain inner peace.  Read More

August 15 – Best Friend’s Day

22 Ways to Help a Friend With Breast Cancer
“So how can you help? There is no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s why we turned to survivors for our list of support dos and don’ts. Our patient-generated advice is sorted into three stages—Diagnosis, Surgery & Treatment, and Recovery—identified by Maureen Broderick, a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with cancer patients and run cancer support groups. Here’s what you need to know.” Read More

August 21 – Senior Citizen’s Day

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day. With two-thirds of breast cancer cases occurring in people over the age of 55, today is a great opportunity to learn more about breast cancer in older adults.” Read More


In the News

6 Common Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

“Breast cancer is a scary disease. It’s also a disease with no single known cause; and no surefire prevention methods. It’s no wonder that, over the years, lots of myths about what might cause breast cancer have grown up, especially since the advent of the internet. Here are some of the most common “causes” of breast cancer you might hear repeated: none of them is true.” Read More

This is the Alternative Breast Cancer Screening Method that’s Saving Lives

“The American Cancer Society recommends that most women get annual mammograms starting at age 45 to screen for breast cancer. But standard mammograms fail to detect breast cancer in a lot of women—particularly the roughly 50 percent of American women with dense breast tissue. Fortunately, a new study has identified a way to catch cancer in the patients the usual screening method misses most.” Read More

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