How to support a friend with breast cancer

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When your friend tells you they have breast cancer, it is a very sobering day. You may feel helpless in the face of the diagnosis and not sure what you can do. Take heart, your support is an important part of treatment. Many studies have shown that cancer survivors with strong emotional support adjust better to the changes cancer brings to their lived and report a better quality of life.

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Questions to ask about breast cancer screening

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When you prepare for your annual check-up, take some time to consider questions that you want to ask your doctor. Remember, the annual physical is a chance for you and your doctor to be proactive about preventative health care and screening tests are an important part of that - including breast cancer screening for women.

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questions to ask about breast caner screening

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When you prepare for your annual check-up, take some time to consider questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Remember, the annual physicals is a chance for you and your doctor to be proactive about preventative health care and screening tests are an important part of that - including breast cancer screening for women. Here are a few questions related to breast cancer screening that you may want to add to your list. 

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Non-invasive screening for lung cancer: what you need to know

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Most lung cancer is not detected until patients are symptomatic and see a doctor. By the time those symptoms appear, the cancer has typically spread and is considered late stage. Late stage lung cancer has a 5 year survival rate of just 15%. If detected early, the 10 year survival rate jumps to 92%! Those are odds everyone can appreciate. Learn more about screening criteria and the benefits of early detection of lung cancer.

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