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  • Schriever breast cancer survivor stresses prevention

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease, educate people about the importance of early screening, and offer support to those affected. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Ruíz, 21st Medical Squadron technician, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2017. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one out of eight develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Keesler Mammography Clinic raises the bar for patient care

    With the high rate of breast cancer, the mammography clinic at Keesler Medical Center set out to earn the Breast Center of Excellence certification, the first and only in the Air Force.
  • Airman defeats cancer, prepares for deployment

    Imagine waking up to a typical day, only to find out your entire life was about to change after one simple doctor’s appointment. For Staff Sgt. Danielle Galich, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, this became a reality upon learning she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34 years old in September 2016.
  • Breast reconstruction can aid psychological healing

    More breast cancer patients are becoming breast cancer survivors. But that survival sometimes comes at the cost of losing part or all of a breast – sometimes both breasts. That’s where reconstructive surgery comes in.
  • More women are winning the battle against breast cancer

    Thanks to improvements in detection and treatment, “more and more breast cancer patients are becoming breast cancer survivors,” said Army Col. Craig Shriver, director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. “We’re making strong progress in decreasing death from breast cancer.”
  • An Airman's breast cancer fight and recovery

    Do you have a family history of cancer? Have you ever considered the possibility of getting cancer? Well, I don’t have a family history of any cancer and didn’t even think getting cancer was a remote possibility as I have always been in excellent health.The fact is, regardless of how well I took care of myself and how immune I thought I was to
  • Breast cancer: It’s not just a girl thing

    About one in eight women and one in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the U.S. breast cancer statistics at www.breastcancer.org.
  • AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

    Breast cancer screening is the best method to detect breast cancer early and has been found to lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
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