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October 30, 2019

Beatrice (not her real name) felt a lump on her left breast one morning while taking a shower. She thought nothing of it.  A few months later, she noticed the lump had grown bigger and she also now had upper back pain. 

Several tests later, she was diagnosed with Stage...

October 30, 2019

A woman in Florida is recovering well just months after undergoing a new trial vaccine for her breast cancer.
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Lee Mercker was diagnosed with DCIS stage zero, a very early form of breast cancer, in March—news that came as a shock to her. “I was healthy,” she told Fox 3...

October 20, 2019

"Life On The Pink Lane" is about hope, resilience, faith and survival. 

It tells the story of 3 brave women who beat Breast Cancer, two of them at a very young age.

It also shines the spotlight on the Advocates, some whom have lost loved ones to Cancer and are now raisin...

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Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Limit foods high in fat, sugar and salt. Avoid processed meat and limit consumption of red meat.

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Physical Activity

Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. Being physically active contributes to a healthy lifestyle which can reduce your risk of developing cancer.

The World Health Organisation says that one-third of cancers can be prevented. Another third can be effectively cured with early detection. Here are four major ways to lower the risk of developing some cancers.

Quit Smoking

One in three of all cancers is related to smoking. Cut out the cigarettes and reduce the risk of cancer. Also endeavour to avoid second-hand smoke; it increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers.

Screening

Some types of cancers can be found before they start. For example, colon and cervical cancer can be caught at their earliest and most treatable stages.

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