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October 18, 2016

Breast Cancer: Living with Cancer & Supportive Workplaces

People are now surviving long after they have been diagnosed with cancer. Advances in early detection, better and more targeted drugs, and improved technologies are making remission a reality for millions. In addition, statistics show that those diagnosed with cancer have reasons now, more than ever before, to be hopeful. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the official government goal for the year 2020 is to be up to a 70% five-year survivorship rate.
October 17, 2016

Surviving Cancer

People are now surviving long after they have been diagnosed with cancer. Advances in early detection, better and more targeted drugs, and improved technologies are making remission a reality for millions. In addition, statistics show that those diagnosed with cancer have reasons now, more than ever before, to be hopeful.
October 13, 2016

Supporting Employees with Cancer

Many people with cancer desire a strong support system and a sense of normalcy while battling their disease. The workplace can be a great source of support for an employee with cancer, if employers take action to assist the employee during this hard time.
October 11, 2016

Breast Cancer: Screenings & Prevention

Take charge of your breast health! There are several prevention strategies that you can use to detect and lower your risk, including self exams, annual screenings and mammograms, and living a healthy lifestyle.
October 6, 2016

Detecting Cancer Early: Breast Exams

Breast exams are extremely useful in detecting cancer early. Clinical exams, breast self-exams (BSEs) and mammograms should be completed regularly so that it’s possible to determine if there are changes in breast tissue, indicating breast cancer or other potentially harmful conditions.
October 4, 2016

Breast Cancer: Causes & Risk Factors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, breast cancer charities work to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds to help prevent, discover, and treat breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States. Research estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, but millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Join us for the next three weeks to learn more about breast cancer, the importance of screenings, and how the workplace can be a great source of support for employees with cancer.