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Ways to Observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Hello Ladies, posted to Parenting

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute there are approximately 230,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year and 40,000 breast cancer related deaths. Forget the pinkwashing and please spare us the foolish Facebook memes, and do something meaning... More »


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Give a patient the words to explain.

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"How will I tell the kids?" is a terrifying issue for newly diagnosed...more

Suggested by Sue Glader

Many women are so scared of saying the wrong thing that they don't say anything at all. Then kids think the worst. And women who are going through hair loss need to be reminded that they are still beautiful and powerful and brave.

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Get a mammogram.

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The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 or older...more

Mammograms are still one of the best ways to detect breast cancer and early detection means early treatment. And they don't hurt that much!

Eden Godsoe: Great advice. This poll asks the same question and I am happy to see 60% of women 40+ get a mammogram every year while 20% go every other year. I'm overdue so must schedule! http://www.skinnyscoop.com/question/q/2289

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Join the Love/Avon Army of Women

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The Army of Women is an opportunity for women to be a part of breast...more

There are currently more than 20 breast cancer studies seeking volunteers through the Army of Women.

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Support the Ellie Fund

elliefund.org

The Ellie Fund aims to help ease the effects of breast cancer on women...more

Support an organization that supports women. Don't live in Massachusetts? Find a similar organization near you.

julie: The Ellie Fund is honored to take care of breast cancer patients and their families completely free of charge for three months. Join us!

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Reduce your risk

mayoclinic.com

Learn the potential risk factors and adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

While not all studies are conclusive on what does and doesn't lead to breast cancer, it never hurts to improve your health.

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Practice gratitude.

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As Susan Niebur pointed out so poignantly at...more

Susan was an inspiration for practicing gratitude and living with grace. Susan passed away this year. Honor her memory by learning about breast cancer.

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Spread education.

worldwidebreastcancer.com

Learn what a lump feels like, and what breast cancer looks like and...more

Suggested by Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont

Get all the facts in just a few minutes, then share with friends.

Krista: Great suggestion. Knowledge is power.

Hello Ladies: Agreed. We need to arm ourselves with information.

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Mobile app to help breast cancer patients

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Get Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide on the App Store. See screenshots...more

Suggested by Anna Yen

Download the app to help you understand your diagnosis.

Krista: This is such a good suggestion - my mom went through treatment last Fall and I'm sure this would have been really helpful.

Hello Ladies: Great suggestion. The power of mobile!

julie: this is so cool! thanks for the education!

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Men Help Women Fight Breast Cancer in Quirky Mobile App

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Rethink Breast Cancer has created a funny little app called "Your Man...more

Suggested by Jackie

I found this app on Mashable, it has an interesting marketing tactic and unique way for encouraging and reminding women to check themselves on a regular basis. I am definitely going to download this app after making this suggestion :)

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Backrest for outdoor recreation, camping, beach and pool, reading, and...more

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Give a breast cancer patient some comfort with a THINK PINK WondaWedge. Doctors recommend recuperating from breast surgery at an incline and this is a luxurious way to do it! Inflatable. Travels easily. 10% of profits are donated to BC research!!!

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Friendly Neighborhood Helpers

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At Friendly Neighborhood Helpers, a student uploads artwork, where...more

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Kids are drawing pictures that are sold on FNH to benefit breast cancer research. It’s easy for any kids to participate. Purchase a print for as low as $0.99 to help support the fight. See our special gallery dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

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