The Latest News and Info from the Bridge Breast Network

Build a Bridge to Fight Breast Cancer

Terry Wilson Grary was interviewed by NBC DFW (Texas Today) to talk about the Bridge Breast Network for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the Video At The Bridge Breast Network they are providing access to diagnostic and other treatments for breast cancer to uninsured and underinsured women.

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Use Amazon Smile to Give Back to the BBN

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Give back to the BBN while doing your shopping on Amazon. For every dollar donated, BBN clients receive nearly 10 times that amount in medical care. Add BBN as your charitable organization by following the steps below: Sign in to amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. On […]

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A Common Myth About Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer

One common myth or rumor is that antiperspirants and deodorants can cause breast cancer, but there is no evidence of a link between the two. Both the American Cancer Society and National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. provide excellent information on why this is a common myth. Please visit the links below to research the topic […]

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Other Than Genetics

There are several risk factors for breast cancer other than genetics. According to the CDC, there are some factors that are in our control such as diet, physical activity, and alcohol consumption. Below is an article from the CDC detailing the factors we cannot and can control. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/risk_factors.htm https://youtu.be/JAVV-Hmp9o8

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Did You Know that there are Different Kinds of Mammograms?

There are different types of mammograms that women get to check for breast cancer. A screening mammogram is a preventative action that can be used to check for breast cancer in women that have no signs or symptoms. A diagnostic mammogram is a mammogram that can check for breast cancer after a lump or other […]

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Breast Cancer Did Not Stop Because of COVID.

According to the American Cancer Society’s estimates for 2022, approximately 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 43,250 women will die from breast cancer. Breast cancer rates in the last few years have been on the rise due to missed screenings during the pandemic. Breast cancer did not stop because […]

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October marks the Beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 264,000 women and 2,400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women. Screening mammograms can be […]

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DFW Community Shout Out: Bridge Breast Network

Inside DFW (KDAF cw33.com) interviewed our very own Terry Wilson-Gray at the Attorneys Serving the Community event benefitting the Bridge Breast Network. View the Article and Watch the Video The Bridge Breast Network saves lives by providing access to diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer to those who are low income, uninsured and underinsured […]

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Black History Spotlight: African Americans in Health

In the health field, there have been many pioneers who have helped shape healthcare. For example, Dr. Jane Cooke Wright helped create and head the Cancer Research Foundation in which she researched chemotherapy. She was able to help scientists not look at chemotherapy as a last resort but rather a viable treatment option through her […]

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American Heart Month

Valentine’s Day should not just tug on our emotional heart strings, but should remind us to check our heart health.  February was American Heart Month. But we need our hearts to be healthy and active all year long. Take some time to focus on your cardiovascular health. Heart disease the #1 killer in America followed […]

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National Self-Check Month

If you missed National Self-Check Month in February, it’s not too late. As 2022 begins and we all get into our routines, it is easy to forget about our health and well-being. The World Health Organizations defines health as “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease […]

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National Cancer Prevention Month

February was National Cancer Prevention Month. However, cancer happens every day of the year so we need to take precaution and preventative steps daily to stay healthy.  In the United States, over 1.6 million people are diagnosed with some type of cancer and 600,000 succumb to the disease making it the second leading cause of […]

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