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Study Finds Alcohol Consumption Can Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

While it’s been reported in recent years that drinking red wine in moderation can have some health benefits, a new report claims just two glasses of alcoholic beverages a day could substantially boost a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — 7 Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health care experts, cancer survivors and research supporters pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of the need for proper breast cancer screenings, better detection tools and more research aimed at finding a cure.

We've gathered some easy ways for you to show your support below.

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12-Year-Old Banned From Wearing Pink Gloves to Support Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer — Is It Fair?

Julian Connerton, a football player on the Egg Harbor City Crusaders in New Jersey, wanted to show support for his mother as she battles breast cancer by wearing pink gloves during his game. When Connerton's coach told him he could not play if he wore the pink gloves rather than the required black last Saturday night, he promptly quit.

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Cancer Survivor to Coach and Inspire at Northstar Lodge

Seems like everyone I know has had a brush with breast cancer in some way or another.  My brother’s wife, Lance Tormey’s mom, the list goes on.  Information and inspiration are key to waging a successful war on breast cancer.  To that end author, Breast Cancer Survivor and Organizational Coach Sheri Kay will speak at a Learn at Lunch program on June 15 at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center, 808 N. 39th Ave., Yakima. 

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Common Questions About Breast Cancer and You – The Top Five

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There are a lot of truths and myths about breast cancer that you need to know about. Everything from who can get breast cancer to who is at a greater risk to your diet you think avoids risk. Teami

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Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

Breast cancer does not discriminate, even men can fall victim. Although men are much less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer it does happen. Males comprise about 1% of breast cancer diagnosis each year. According to the Susan G. Komen foundation for the cure, 2,140 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and of those approximately 450 will die from the disease.

There have been a few male celebrities that have been open about their diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and are helping to raise awareness about male breast cancer.

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