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Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis

September is National Disease Literacy Month which highlights improving an individual’s understandings of a diagnosis, and tools for decision making. Many people, especially younger audiences are not aware of all the diseases out there, especially chronic diseases. Being aware of signs and symptoms to detect cancer early is important. When an individual is diagnosed with […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept 15th-Oct 15th

September 15th through October 15th is what is known as Hispanic Heritage Month. During the month we honor and celebrate the contributions and heritage of the Hispanic Community. This celebration began back in 1968 when it was declared a national week. Later in 1988, it was suggested Hispanic Heritage Week be changed into Hispanic Heritage […]

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Better Breakfast: Better Health

September is National Better Breakfast month. Breakfast has been coined as the most important meal of the day. Eating a good breakfast has been linked to lower levels of bad cholesterol, better memory, and concentration. Additionally, a better breakfast contributes to reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. These chronic diseases could impact your […]

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Tumors: Real Life Comparisons

Make sure you schedule your screening mammogram today. Below are tumor sizes as compared to real life objects. Mammograms can detect tumors the size of a pea before they are able to be felt during a physical breast exam. Tumors are usually the size of a walnut when an individual can feel them physically. Screenings […]

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Back to School: Schedule Your Screening Mammogram

August is back to school month. Before you get busy this fall, make sure to schedule your screening mammogram. Breast cancer incidence increases as an individual gets older. Women aged 45 and older should get mammograms every year. It is easy to forget and put it off when getting into the swing of school, but […]

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Hair Loss – a Common Side Effect

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month. Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatments and certain medications. The Bridge Breast Network provides survivorship services including free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.  Contact The Bridge to be scheduled for a wig fitting. Wigs can cost anywhere from $50-$5,000 depending on the materials. […]

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August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month. Hair loss is often a common side effect of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplants because in targeting the cancer cells, hair cells can sometimes be caught in the crossfire. Multiple areas of the body can be affected by the treatments causing hair loss. […]

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Eat a Balanced and Healthy Diet

Eating a balanced and healthy diet and staying hydrated have so many benefits for the human body. Engaging in these behaviors can prevent many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Basic tips include eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, less fat, less sugar, and less salt. Be sure to eat a balanced […]

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Stay on Top of Your Health

As we are right in the middle of summer, it is important to keep up our exercise regimens. Regular physical activity has many benefits for the body including weight control, better sleep, more energy, and aid in preventing chronic diseases such as cancer. Stay on top of your health BEFORE problems arise by exercising. Below […]

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month which is aimed at bringing awareness to some of the individual struggles that racial and ethnic minorities can face in terms of mental health. It is important to support the emotional and mental well-being for all, especially when faced with breast cancer or other cancers. Support your […]

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Give Back by Shopping with Amazon Smile

Give back while doing your shopping on Amazon! Add The Bridge as your charitable organization by following the steps below: Sign in to amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account and select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the […]

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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Fresh fruits and vegetables are key to having a healthy, sustainable diet and contribute to overall health. Eating healthy can help prevent many chronic conditions including cancer. Canned fruits and vegetables sometimes have hidden ingredients such as sodium and added sugars, so it is best to […]

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