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Black History Month: A time to focus on breast health

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health, Town Square Live

Black History Month, celebrated the entire month of February, is a time to reflect, celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans throughout history. Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is taking this month to recognize the many African American men and women who have overcome one of the toughest battles of their lives – surviving breast cancer. “Unfortunately, …

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Living a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of breast cancer, chronic disease

Terry RogersHealth, Delaware Live

Diagnosis of chronic disease is growing throughout the world and Delaware is no exception. According to Delaware Public Health, hypertension and high blood cholesterol affect more than one-third of the state’s population. Over six percent of Delawareans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis and over seven percent have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. …

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Fall campaign underway to support DBCC

Terry RogersCharity, Delaware Live, Headlines, Health, RSS-Health, Town Square Live

The fall campaign is underway to help Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) in its mission to promote early detection of breast cancer, research new treatments and support women who have received a diagnosis that impacts their life tremendously. With a goal of $30,000, DBCC hopes to help as many women as possible who have received a breast cancer diagnosis. “It …

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Monster Mile Walk, other ways to support breast cancer awareness

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Charity, Health, RSS-Health, Town Square Live

One of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s signature fund-raising events, the Monster Mile Walk for a Cause, returns for the 14th year with a new location and an expansion to include family fun activities, music, food, games, and more. This year, Homestead Gardens will host the  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event Oct. 21 at their Smyrna store, at 5580 …

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New sessions planned for Yes2Health program

Terry RogersHeadlines

The popular Yes2Health program offered through Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has planned new sessions for fall. Participants in Yes2Health walk for 30 minutes each week and then meet weekly on Zoom to discuss fitness, health and wellness as part of the free 12-week program. “The Yes2Health courses have been so delightful, and yes – life-changing for me,” Neita, a new …

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Shining Light, L&W Insurance to be honored at DBCC event

Terry RogersHeadlines

For over thirty years the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) has worked tirelessly to empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues and increasing access to care through outreach, education, and support services, to facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer. DBCC has had many partners along the way helping to lead the charge against the battle …

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Young breast cancer survivors benefit from DBCC program

Terry RogersCulture, Town Square Live

A diagnosis of breast cancer at any age can be frightening and stressful, but for younger women, learning you have breast cancer can be especially devastating. The Young Survivors in Action (YSIA) program through Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is designed to help people between the ages of 20 and 40 who have been diagnosed with the disease. “We have …

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25th Breast Cancer Update to focus on access, advances

Staff WriterHealth, Headlines

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will offer its 25th Annual Breast Cancer Update virtually April 19. “As someone who has seen firsthand the impact of medical care disparities on breast cancer patients, I am passionate about the need to address access and equity issues in healthcare,” said Dr. Karen Louie of Christiana Care said. “No one should be denied access …

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Great Stuff Savvy Resale & Home can help declutter your New Year

Terry RogersCulture

Becoming the best version of ourselves is something everyone wants to achieve in 2023 and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Great Stuff Savvy Resale & Home may be able to help you cross one of your resolutions off your list. If one of the things you hope to do in the new year is to declutter your home and live a …

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Early detection still best way to fight breast cancer

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health, Town Square Live

Early detection still the best way to fight breast cancer     October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and despite the fact that there is far more information available on the disease than there was a decade ago, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And although men can also get breast cancer, their …