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Shorter Treatment Period For Breast Cancer May Be Possible

Could a shorter treatment period be in the future for breast cancer patients?

St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began a research trial this week which provides a concentrated dose of radiation in the exact area where cancer is most likely to return after a breast tumor is removed. Patients in the trial will only receive the radiation for three weeks instead of the usual six.

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Pink Pumpkins Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Now here's a brilliant idea to celebrate autumn and promote breast cancer awareness! The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created in 2012 to aid in the fight against breast cancer.

They've recruited dozens of America’s pumpkin growers to plant pink 'Porcelain Doll' pumpkin seeds

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10 Stars Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while millions of women across the country will be getting screenings and consulting with their doctors about this very private issue, there are some who have gone through the detection-treatment-recovery sequence publicly. The last celebrity on our list may surprise you ...

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Your First Mammogram – What to Expect – And a Funny Video

We're having a little fun with Breast Cancer Awareness Month by giving away free mammograms and taking winners off in the Mammosine and treating them to lunch, but we understand that it can be stressful, too. Here are some tips from the American Society of Radiologic Tech

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Fun Things to Do This Weekend Around Lafayette – October 5 -7, 2012

It's Homecoming for UL and that means a parade and a football game, of course, but there are lots more things to do this weekend around Lafayette, too! Here are some of our picks:

The lunchtime Healing House Jambalaya Cookoff will

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Win a Free Mammogram on KTDY Beginning Next Week!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's a fact that early detection and prompt treatment save lives. Listen for your chance to win a free mammogram, starting next week!

KTDY and Lourdes Imaging Network, with two locations, St

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Jewel To Perform Breast Cancer Benefit In N.O.

My mother's maternal grandmother died of breast cancer. Her mother survived breast cancer to later die of colon cancer. My mother's sister, my aunt, is a 19 year breast cancer survivor.

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Paint The Town Pink Set For September 26th

The Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation will be holding their 2nd Annual "Paint the Town Pink" event on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7-9:30pm at Tsunami in  Downtown Lafayette.

This year's event will honor the Pink Ribbon Divas, a support group for Breast Cancer Survivors under the age of 40. 

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Open House At The Home For Hope This Saturday

The purchase of a $50.00 ticket could win you a beautiful home worth more than $280,000!
The Lydia Cancer Association is having the open house for their Home for Hope giveaway this Saturday, August 18th from 6am-4pm.

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Wear Your Sunscreen, But Make Sure It’s Fresh!

A quick search of the web for "sun skin cancer" leads right to the Web MD site, which explains how the sun damages your skin and how it causes cancer.

The Mayo Clinic recommends to not use sunscreen that is past it's expiration date or older than 3 years.

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Powerful Anti-Smoking Ad [Video]

This is a commercial that airs on Australian television that tries to encourage people to quit smoking.   When I watched it, I felt that it could apply to any of the habits that we have that could lead to a shorter life with the ones we love.

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Dr. Kevin Discusses Some Tips To Prevent Breast Cancer [AUDIO]

Listen as Dr. Kevin discusses the type of lumps to be concerned about and some ways to lesson your chance of cancer.

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