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Tell me more about mastectomy products

Many women who have been treated for breast cancer have had a surgery that leads to an alteration in their physical appearance. Sometimes these alterations are permanent; they may be temporary if reconstruction is scheduled for a later time. Most women will be able to wear a prosthesis (breast form) within two to eight weeks [...]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Lisa Michels, APNP with Agnesian HealthCare discusses this important issue on KFIZ. What are you doing to prevent breast cancer from hitting your family?

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Do mammograms hurt?

Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful. Remember that compression is needed in order to see all your breast tissue properly.  Although everyone‘s breast tissue is different and some may have more discomfort than others, here are some ideas to help decrease the discomfort. Try to schedule your [...]

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Gearing up for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance

One whirlwind week:  12 hours of filming at eight locations with 400 dancers wearing 800 pink gloves. Whew! The result: our 2014 Pink Glove Dance video! This year we were absolutely humbled by the participation of so many cancer survivors in our filming. Behind the scenes, we got to learn a little more about these [...]

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Pink Glove Dance filming to start

Agnesian HealthCare is excited to announce its participation in the 2014 Pink Glove Dance nationwide video competition to raise breast cancer awareness. Community members, cancer survivors, family and friends are invited to join Agnesian HealthCare for two community filming opportunities: Friday, June 27, TOAD Kids Zone, 5 p.m., Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac; and Thursday, [...]

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Preventing breast cancer starts with young girls

A recent article by Reuters Health brings hope to young girls and women for preventing breast cancer. Recent reports indicate that almost half of all breast cancer cases could be prevented. Preventing breast cancer starts at a young age for girls. Lifestyle behaviors for girls between the time they start menstruating and have their first [...]

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Breast cancer awareness: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s statement regarding the guidelines for screening mammography and breast self-exams

You may have heard in the news over the last couple of years, recommendations made by the United States Preventive Services Task Force for screening mammography only for women over age 50 and then only every other year. The USPSTF considers mammography not necessary for women age 40-49 because only one woman’s life is saved [...]

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Behind the Scenes of the Agnesian HealthCare and YMCA Pink Glove Dance Video

Featuring Keri Sabel, the star of the Agnesian HealthCare and YMCA Pink Glove Dance Spotlight Family: Husband, Brad; and Sons, Cade, 11; Ian, 9; and Jax, 4 Profession: Nurse at Agnesian HealthCare Signature Dance Move: Any and all! Top Songs on Keri’s Soundtrack to Life: “One Day You Will” by Lady Antebellum and “Roar” by [...]

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Breast cancer awareness: What is inflammatory breast cancer?

According to the National Cancer Institute, inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.” Inflammatory breast cancer accounts for one to [...]

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Breast cancer awareness: What are BRCA 1 and BRCA 2?

The BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are human caretaker genes that produce proteins, called breast cancer type 1 and breast cancer type 2 susceptibility proteins. They are responsible for repairing DNA. The BRCA 1 gene repairs breaks in strands of DNA, whose helix formation is continuously being broken from damage. Sometimes one or both [...]

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