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Breast Cancer Awareness

Get the latest information on breast cancer awareness and prevention. Sponsored By: Wigs n' More

A Quick Reference Guide for Everyday Issues

Download this Quick Reference Guide from the American hair Loss Council.
It goes over Hair Loss Terms from Alopecia Areata to Trichotillomania, as well as offering ventilation knots for hair systems, from Double Knots and Double Splits to the Single Split (Half Knot).

Do's and Don'ts: Preventing Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a side effect that may occur during or after breast cancer treatment. It usually involves swelling of the tissues of the arm or hand.
• Do moisturize you skin frequently and regularly.
• Do protect your arm from sunburn with sunscreen.
• Do keep your hand and arm extra-clean, and use gentle soaps.
• Don't take unusually hot baths or showers.
• Don't drink much alcohol or smoke, both of which affect blood flow.
• Don't carry heavy objects with your at-risk arm.
For a list of "Dont's" in Preventing Lymphedema, please visit the How to Avoid Lymphedema page at www.BreastCancer.org.

Caring for Yourself Before and After Breast Surgery

Although it can feel overwhelming for you to make decisions about your treatment, doctors and others in the medical field have found that the happiest and most satisfied patients are the ones who are active participants in their treatment process.
Read more by downloading the informational brochure from American Breast Care.
It is important to educate yourself about the options available to you. It is a great idea to have an active support team of friends and family who can help you sort through the wealth of information available from the Internet, media, and your medical team.

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Health Tips and Notes

From ten tips to manage weight to a breast care screening guide, download these beneficial tips and health guides. Click here to download.

Aged 40 and over: You should have a mammogram and clinical breast exam yearly.
Aged 20s and 30s: Schedule a clinical breast exam about every 3 years.
Starting in your 20s: You choose how often to do a breast self-exam.

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