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2008-10-06 09:00:57

SEATTLE, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A special supplement of the Oct. 15 journal Cancer for the first time details guidelines for low- and middle-income countries to implement breast cancer programs to detect and treat the most common disease among women worldwide. "Guidelines for International Breast Health and Cancer Control - Implementation" developed by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) outlines a tiered system of resource allocation -- based on countries' overall economic status...

2008-10-03 18:00:08

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer and Careers, and its founding partner Roche, have joined forces with the Capital Region's To Life! to host a local seminar, which provides practical advice and tools women can use when returning to work after a breast cancer diagnosis. The Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center in...

2008-10-01 09:00:49

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group (2007), an estimated 182,460 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2008. And while screening programs are resulting in the earlier detection of the disease when it is more easily and successfully treated, breast cancer claimed the lives of more than 40,000 American women in 2007. On the minds of many women is one simple question, "Am I at risk?" (Photo:...

2008-10-01 09:00:49

Today, those living with advanced breast cancer now have an online resource available specifically for them. AdvancedBreastCancerCommunity.org is the first comprehensive online resource to serve as a clearinghouse of information for those impacted by advanced breast cancer. The new web portal represents the collective thinking, expertise and resources from 13 leading cancer patient advocacy groups and also offers patients, caregivers, families and friends with a place to connect online....

2008-09-23 12:00:51

Advanced Breast Care Specialists announces the formation of their Race Team, "Girlfriends with Gratitude" for the 17th annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure(R) to be held Sunday, September 28, 2008 in Newport Beach, CA. "Girlfriends with Gratitude" is comprised of breast cancer survivors from the Young Women's Support Group, which meets monthly at the office of Dr. Lisa Curcio in Mission Viejo. Dr. Lisa Curcio, Medical Director of Advanced Breast Care Specialists, formed this...

2008-09-22 06:00:30

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Who knew that simply putting on 21 - 30 pounds between your teens and your 50s could increase your risk of breast cancer after menopause? Now that word is getting out about the link between excess weight and breast cancer, women need support to not only lose those extra pounds and improve their health, but to also help deal with their emotions should they become one of the projected 182,460 American women diagnosed with breast cancer this year....

2008-09-12 03:00:06

By Lanfranchi, Angela ABSTRACT: Informed patient consent for medical treatment is required by both law and medical ethics. Yet, both federal agencies and academicians are participating in the suppression of information about the heightened risk of breast cancer posed by oral contraceptives and induced abortion. There is historical precedent in the long-delayed acknowledgement of the smoking/lung cancer link. By law, a patient has the right to be fully informed of the nature of her medical...

2008-09-10 15:00:07

FARMINGTON - The Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital will be the setting for a free nutrition presentation for cancer survivors and a healthy meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. The special program is being offered by the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at the hospital in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Registered Dietitian Donna Walsh, coordinator of nutrition and wellness at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta, will discuss food choices that...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

Women diagnosed with breast cancer often manage the feelings of others at precisely the time when they need support themselves, U.S. researchers said. Primary investigator Grace J. Yoo of San Francisco State University examined how breast cancer survivors from different racial and ethnic backgrounds share the news of their illness with family, friends and acquaintances. The researchers interviewed 164 breast cancer survivors to examine the emotion work involved in disclosing a breast...

2008-06-24 15:01:52

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH You don't have to be Jewish to get breast cancer, but it "helps." Women in developed countries have a one-in-nine to one-in- seven lifetime risk of this disease, with about 90 percent of breast cancer developing spontaneously and not as a result of inheriting the well-known BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes. No study so far has shown that breast cancer is more common in Jewish women than in the population at large. Yet it is clear that over the millennia, due to...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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