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Improvements in reconstruction one focus of DBCC breast cancer update

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The mechanics of breast reconstruction after cancer was one of the issues focused on Wednesday during Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual Breast Cancer Update. The free event, held for the 26th time, is designed to update Delawareans about new treatments and services, as well as bring together patients, healthcare workers and others interested in the topic. About 170 people signed …

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Advances in mammography among Breast Cancer Update topics

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  The use of artificial intelligence in screening for breast cancers and a little used technique that can efficiently and economically find cancers in women at high risk for that cancer are  among the topics to be tackled during the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual update in May. Dr. Jacqueline Holt, medical director of the Delaware Imaging Network, says that …

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TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – March 7, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Exclusive: Record $18M for Delaware residential property Great Stuff: Walk in for a deal, walk out with new friends Slip into 1920s with Cured Plate’s unique dining experience Carney’s State of State, despite hecklers, focuses forward Middletown HS to stage Harry Potter ‘Cursed Child’ this fall Freshman duo powers Ursuline past Dover Click on the …

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Black History Month: A time to focus on breast health

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health, Town Square Live

Black History Month, celebrated the entire month of February, is a time to reflect, celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans throughout history. Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is taking this month to recognize the many African American men and women who have overcome one of the toughest battles of their lives – surviving breast cancer. “Unfortunately, …

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Living a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of breast cancer, chronic disease

Terry RogersHealth, Delaware Live

Diagnosis of chronic disease is growing throughout the world and Delaware is no exception. According to Delaware Public Health, hypertension and high blood cholesterol affect more than one-third of the state’s population. Over six percent of Delawareans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis and over seven percent have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. …

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Breast Cancer Screening crucial to better outcome

Terry RogersCharity, Delaware Live, Delaware Nonprofits, Health, Town Square Live

There is significant evidence that early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer, as cancers caught early are more likely to be localized. Unfortunately, breast cancer statistics indicate that there is a higher incidence of death among women of color, especially black women, who are diagnosed with breast cancer. “Delaware ranks number one in black women diagnosed with …

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Hamilton’s on Main goes pink to fund breast cancer research

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Culture, Headlines

The “Barbie” movie put pink in the spotlight. But the color had a special significance even before Barbie and Ken took a road trip into the real world. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink ribbons are the international symbol for the campaign. Inspired by the color’s popularity and meaning, Anthony and Jeremiah Brooks decided to create a Pretty …

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Young breast cancer survivors benefit from DBCC program

Terry RogersCulture, Town Square Live

A diagnosis of breast cancer at any age can be frightening and stressful, but for younger women, learning you have breast cancer can be especially devastating. The Young Survivors in Action (YSIA) program through Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is designed to help people between the ages of 20 and 40 who have been diagnosed with the disease. “We have …

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Mammography Month:  A Time to Honor Mothers and Their Health

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health

May is the month to celebrate mothers and what better way to celebrate the women in your life than by encouraging them to get an annual mammogram? Since May is also Mammography Month, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) urges all women to put themselves first and get a routine mammogram. “It’s important to take care of yourself even when taking …

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25th Breast Cancer Update to focus on access, advances

Staff WriterHeadlines, Health

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will offer its 25th Annual Breast Cancer Update virtually April 19. “As someone who has seen firsthand the impact of medical care disparities on breast cancer patients, I am passionate about the need to address access and equity issues in healthcare,” said Dr. Karen Louie of Christiana Care said. “No one should be denied access …