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How to Be an Advocate During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the past several decades, survivors, healthcare professionals, researchers, and supporters have brought their voices together to drown out the silence that once surrounded breast cancer. In 1985, the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, an oncology drug manufacturing company) joined forces in establishing October as

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Why Breast Cancer Awareness Is Important

Every October, the color pink appears in many places as a reminder of breast cancer awareness and support for a cure. These efforts are important to highlight during October, but for women, they need to extend throughout the rest of the year as well. Awareness of breast cancer risk and symptoms should be public knowledge,

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to being the month for fundraising efforts for this important cause, October is a great time to spread awareness about breast cancer, specifically early detection. PGOMG works hard to educate our patients on the importance of performing self breast exams for early detection of any changes. We’ve

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Self Breast Exam in 3 Easy Steps

For many women, regardless of their age, the only time they receive a breast exam is once a year during their well-woman visit to the gynecologist. Frankly, this is not enough. Although your doctor will be able to assess any current or potential issues you may have during your visit, it’s important for women to

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