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3 Health Issues That Put You at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer?

Posted 10-07-2014 at 05:39 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Every year approximately 40,000 women die from breast cancer, making it one of the leading causes of death among women. Despite medical advancements, breast cancer is still prevalent and there continues to be concern about the risk factors for it. Genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 are being focused on, but with those genes only affecting a small segment of the population, researchers are expanding their reach and looking at secondary health issues that may be linked to an increased risk...
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Osteoporosis: Why Women Are At Risk

Posted 05-05-2014 at 03:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Osteoporosis is a condition where the body gradually loses bone mass until the bones become weak and brittle. Although the disease actually affects both genders, it occurs most often in women. For this reason, many osteoporosis medications, treatments and methods of prevention are targeted toward women.

While many women are aware that they are at risk of developing osteoporosis, especially as they age, not many understand why. They generally understand that calcium...
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Cancer Scans for Men's Health

Posted 11-19-2013 at 02:26 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that can damage organs and cause a number of serious medical issues. It is a disease that must be caught early to achieve good treatment results and a speedy recovery. One of the most commonly used methods for early detection is a cancer scan.

Common Cancer Risks for Men

Men are more susceptible to certain types of cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the top three cancer...
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Better Breast Cancer Scans

Posted 10-02-2013 at 01:54 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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As you probably know, October is mammograms are extremely uncomfortable, if not downright painful. Yet, as uncomfortable as breast scans are, they are the most accurate way to
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My Journey

Posted 08-01-2013 at 03:48 AM by Paperlaces

Today the 1/8/2013 is my daughters birthday I'm happy that I didn't go for my biopsy today. Tomorrow morning at 9:00am I'm having a ultrasound and biopsy on my right breast. I'm 61 the last few days my breast has been sore as is my underarm. I am worried I've been unwell for about 6 months I have a feeling that breast cancer in my right breast will be detected its the waiting for answers that seem to get to me I just won't answers, then I'll be able to deal with cancer.
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