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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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Men’s Health Month – Myth of Antiperspirants

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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Men’s Health Month – Preventative Care is Important

For #MensHealthMonth, we would like to stress preventative care. Preventative care is important for everyone! Getting preventative services is imperative for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. Put your best foot forward and stay healthy early. Please visit the websites listed below to see preventative care services available for adults as well as an article […]

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June is National Men’s Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month and today for #MensHealthMonth, we will be looking at how men can also develop breast cancer. The most common breast cancers in women are also the same for men. It is important for men to also know the signs and symptoms so that they can seek preventative care. Please […]

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Common Breast Problems: Breast Pain

Breast pain, or mastalgia, is discomfort, tenderness, tightness or pain in the breast or underarm region. Mastalgia is a common condition among women and usually is NOT a common symptom of breast cancer. Breast pain is more common in younger women who have not completed menopause, but postmenopausal women sometimes experience breast pain. Some common […]

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Diet and Breast Cancer: Interview with Cookbook Author Jeanne Besser

Maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight is a controllable factor that may lower the risk of breast cancer and other health conditions, such as heart disease. A healthy diet provides your body with nutrients to keep your strength up while undergoing treatment for breast cancer and can manage the side effects of treatment. National […]

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