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Tag: breast cancer

October 17, 2016

Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to dispel some common myths about breast cancer that you often hear. Myth #1: All Lumps are Cancerous [read more]...

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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October 1, 2015

Breast Cancer Misconceptions

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity to dispel some common misconceptions about breast cancer. Misconception #1: You’re only at risk of getting breast cancer if you have a family history of it. [Read more...]

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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Andrew Tucker

April 11, 2014

Building a Better Image

Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Research

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October 9, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Day of a Navigator

This post is a composite representation of “A Day in the Life” of Rex Cancer Center’s three breast cancer navigators. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they have Breast Cancer Awareness Days, every day. "reast biopsy results are shared with patients by the radiologist at the new Breast Care Center. I try to be there for each of them. I meet with a man reeling from newly diagnosed breast cancer and his surprised but supportive girlfriend; I meet with a mother of two young children and her recently laid-off husband; I meet with a woman in her 50's who “sort of knew it was coming” because of an extensive history of breast cancer in her family...."

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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