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The Importance Of Regular Breast Self Examinations

It’s difficult to overemphasize the importance of regular breast self examinations when one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. When it comes to breast exams and screening tools, more is always better. Let’s find out how to do a breast self exam, when to do it, and why they are so important.

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Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?

You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this; BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.

It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & 2 mutations, but is it necessary for you? Having all of the information can help you make an informed decision.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Schedule a Mammogram in Columbia, South Carolina with Dr. Albert E. Odom.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The best way you can fight back against breast cancer is to get routine mammograms and stop it early.

It’s estimated that approximately every two minutes someone gets diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are, you know someone that’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, or someone who’s life was permanently effected by a breast cancer diagnosis.

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