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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women.
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Practicing Breast Self-Awareness

Early detection of breast cancer is the single-most effective way to beat the disease.
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Origins of the Pink Ribbon

These days ribbons are worn for many different causes. Red signifies AIDS awareness. A yellow ribbon has long represented support for armed forces. However, one of the most prominent ribbon colors is pink, which aims to raise awareness of and support for breast cancer.

Pink is a color that is uniquely feminine, and it also represents a person full of health and vibrancy; think of little babies pink with life. Pink is also a color that seems the complete antithesis of cancer, and thusly inspires hope for renewed health and survival.
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Shopping for a Mastectomy Bra

Many women find that mastectomy offers the best option of ridding the body of breast cancer and preventing recurrence. Mastectomies can be done in different forms, from partial to total, where a portion or the entire breast is removed.

Women who have undergone a mastectomy procedure are often left with some deformity and scarring. Their breasts may be uneven or even totally removed. While there are some people who embrace their new breastless bodies, the large majority of women who have had a mastectomy prefer a method of camouflage that offers the appearance of natural breasts.
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Making the Choice for Breast Reconstruction

A person who is experiencing breast cancer has many choices to make. If a mastectomy will be part of the treatment, one of the decisions may be whether or not to have reconstructive surgery.

Individuals who will have a partial or complete breast removal are likely candidates for breast reconstruction. Because this procedure is a reconstruction procedure, most health insurance plans will cover the expenses associated with the surgery.
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