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Do you have breast cancer but lack health insurance? October 25, 2012

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What do you do if you discover you have one of the six main symptoms of breast cancer; however, you do not have health insurance?

As you already learned in the article entitled “Breast Cancer: So you found a breast lump,” early detection is the key to potentially saving part or all of your breast, your lymph nodes, and potentially your life.

What are the six main symptoms of breast cancer?

1. Lump in the breast
2. Dimple or indentation on the breast
3. Rash on the breast
4. Puckering of the breast-skin
5. Nipple discharge
6. Breast suddenly deflates (i.e., shrinks) or inflates (i.e., grows)

Oh, no! You don’t have health insurance

If you discover you may have breast cancer but do not have health insurance, this is potentially not an insurmountable obstacle.

To read the rest of the article, click BREAST CANCER.

 

Breast Cancer: So you found a breast lump

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So, you found a lump. You rub your eyes and look again at your reflection in the mirror. “Perhaps my eyes are deceiving me” is your next hope-filled thought. After all, breast cancer does not run in your family. Even if it does, it still could feel unbelievable and shocking.

You stretch out a shaking hand and feel of it. It’s hard and unyielding.

Since the ‘denial game’ is so much fun, you comfort yourself with the idea that it’s just a cyst that needs to be drained. That is true for some breast lumps. In fact, eight out of every ten breast lumps are benign. But, …

What if the lump you see in the mirror and feel with your hand is one of the two out of every ten that is malignant? In that case, the ‘denial game’ could turn lethal. So, for peace of mind’s sake, you make an appointment to see your doctor.

To read the rest of the article, click BREAST CANCER.

 

Video Tutorial: How to Empty Mastectomy Drain Bottles After Breast Cancer Surgery August 16, 2010

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After having a double mastectomy & 10 lymph nodes removed, 3 drain bottles (Jackson/Pratt) got hooked up to my 3 incision areas to drain off blood and pus. Once sent home from the hospital, I had to empty these drains every few hours. Here’s how it works.

Click BREAST CANCER to watch the video on Associated Content.com.

 

How to go through an Echocardiogram for Breast Cancer July 21, 2010

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The two main purposes of an Echocardiogram are to test how well the heart is functioning and your ejection fraction. Should you receive chemo due to a breast cancer diagnosis, this is what you can expect before, during, and after this ECHO test.

Click ECHO to read the entire article on Associated Content.com.

 

How to Go Through Taxotere Chemo Session in Harmony and Ease July 13, 2010

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Should you have breast cancer or some other cancer requiring 4 or 8 chemo sessions, you will most likely be given either a combination of A and C (Adriamycin and Cytoxan) or T (Taxotere) and Benadryl. This is what you can expect when getting Taxotere.

Click TAXOTERE CHEMO to read the article on Associated Content.com.

 

Conflict Resolution 101: Changing a Negative into a Positive – Relay for Life June 22, 2010

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Introduction: How can you turn a negative into a positive when it comes to cancer? The American Cancer Society reports that one in three people will end up battling some form of cancer in their lifetime. Here is how many people from Greeneville, Tennessee worked to turn a negative into a positive with all their combined efforts associated with the June 2010 Greene County Relay for Life.

Click RELAY FOR LIFE to read the entire article on Examiner.com.

 

Video – June 2010 Relay for Life of Greene County, TN June 21, 2010

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Watch the video of 2010 Greene County, TN Relay for Life featuring Cancer Survivors, Caregivers, and other people determined to do their part to help stamp out cancer with their fund-raising events. This is an all-night event since cancer never sleeps.

Click RELAY FOR LIFE to watch the 2-minute video on Associated Content.com.