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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer per year. Like breast cancer, cervical cancer can be detected early through routine screenings. Vaccinations for HPV can also aid in preventing cervical cancer. To learn more about cervical cancer visit the websites below. https://www.preventcancer.org/event/cervical-health-awareness-month-2022/ https://www.nccc-online.org/cervical-health-awareness-month/

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An Important New Year’s Resolution

As you start the new year, consider getting a screening mammogram as a goal for the year. Screening mammograms are used to detect breast changes in asymptomatic women that could potentially be cancerous. The goal of the screening mammogram is to get the cancer while it is small and less invasive. See if you qualify […]

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The Importance of Primary Care Providers

It is important to have primary care provider before you are sick. A primary care physician is necessary for a person with a health as well as for the continue care of varied medical conditions such as hypertension. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 92.8% of children have contact with a primary […]

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Healthy Eating Habits for those with Cancer

Eating healthy can have many benefits for one’s life. When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, maintaining a healthy diet and body weight is important for going through treatment and recovery. Eating healthy can help to decrease side effects both during and after treatment, increase strength, and reduce the risk of future cancers. In the […]

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January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that releases hormones that control one’s metabolism. The thyroid can affect how fast your heart beats, how deep you breathe, whether you gain or lose weight, body temperatures, and cholesterol levels. Some common thyroid problems can include hyperthyroidism, goiters, […]

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Self Care is Not Selfish

Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own mental and physical health. Self-care can include getting enough sleep, taking the time to exercise, going to dinner with friends, and partaking in activities that help you feel relaxed and recharged. Self-care can help reduce stress, improve happiness, increase energy, reduce burnout, […]

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January is National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month. According to the American Red Cross, only 3% of Americans donate blood a year. Approximately 1.9 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer and may need a blood transfusion as part of their treatment. Cancer patients use nearly ¼ of the blood supply. Giving blood can be […]

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January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month. This month is designated to get individuals connected with dependable people in their communities that they can relate and look up to. This month is used to raise awareness about the power of relationships and opportunities for growth. When going through cancer treatment, having a mentor or someone that has […]

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Survivorship Services

The Bridge Breast Network provides breast cancer survivorship services for individuals in North Texas. Some of these survivorship services include breast prothesis, mastectomy bras, compression garments, and wigs. On the Bridge Breast Network’s Amazon Wish List, there are a few items that are needed to help these survivors. Those items include exercise bands and wig […]

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November is National Diabetes Awareness month

November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Diabetes impacts more than 30 million people in the United States. Not only can diabetes be expensive, but it can also take a toll on an individual physically, emotionally, and socially. Diabetes can also increase the risk of some cancers such as breast cancer. Ways to control your diabetes […]

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November is National Gratitude Month

The Bridge is Grateful for YOU! November is National Gratitude Month and a time to celebrate the things that we are thankful for. Over the last year, many of us have experienced hardships. Despite these hardships, there are so many things in life to appreciate. The Bridge Breast Network is thankful for all its supporters, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Hope. Family. Relief. Blessing. Survivorship.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Bridge Breast Network’s mission is to provide access to diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer to low-income, uninsured, or underinsured individuals in the North Texas area. For October we asked The Bridge Breast’s Network’s staff to describe The Bridge in one word. Terry Wilson-Gray, the Executive Director, […]

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