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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Think Pink

Thanks to those of you that rallied together at Saturday’s Race for the Cure. Each participate understanding that early detection is the key to breast cancer survival. And, with most of the proceeds going to educate the public, these efforts will help to overcome this disease.

Team member, Sue Fleming who in addition to being our Marketing Director is a RN working in cancer treatment for local oncologists, sees first hand the impact of breast cancer and how early detection correlates to longevity and quality of life.

Learn these important signs; share them with your children, friends and colleges. The Think Pink campaign is there to make each of us proactive.

While screening mammograms are clearly important, not all breast cancers are found by mammograms.

The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. It is important that any new mass, lump, or breast change is checked by a health care professional with experience in diagnosing breast diseases.

Other possible signs of breast cancer include:
· Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
· Skin irritation or dimpling
· Breast or nipple pain
· Nipple retraction (turning inward)
· Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
· A nipple discharge other than breast milk

Be proactive!

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