Everything you Need to Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international health campaign lasting the month of October that is intended to increase global awareness of breast cancer. Throughout the month, science forums, educational programs, and informational pamphlets and posters are used as means to disseminate information to the public. A number of special events are held as well, … Read more

How to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women, according to the American Cancer Society. While there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are things you can do that might lower your risk. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower … Read more

Breast Cancer Screenings Have Dipped During the Pandemic

Many parts of the United States saw a significant drop in breast cancer screening of older low-income women during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. The analysis of data from 32 community health centers that serve low-income people found that breast cancer screening for 50 to 74-year-old women dropped 8% between July 2019 and July … Read more

5 Breast Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

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It’s happened to us all. You stare into the mirror in horror at a tiny stray hair sprouting from your nipple. A suspicious bump on the underside of your breast. Maybe one hangs differently than the other or is another size. Is there something wrong with you? The answer is no. These variances are normal for everyone and are usually nothing to be worried about, and certainty nothing to be embarrassed to bring up with your doctor. (They’ve heard it all, rest assured). If you still need a pep talk or a little reassurance before making an appointment through HealthLynked, read on for the top breast questions on the minds of Oohvie users.

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Know Before You Go: Preparing for Your First Mammogram

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Yearly mammogram screenings are a necessary step in maintaining your women’s health, especially if you’re at risk for breast cancer or are over forty. Early detection of breast cancer from mammogram screenings can reduce the risk of life-threatening cancer by 25%-30%. If you think you might be at risk or are at the age that annual screenings would make sense for you, know before you go, and read on as Oohvie answers your most asked questions about what to expect from your first mammogram. Connect with your doctor from your HealthLynked profile to speak about adding breast cancer screenings into your health plan.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

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In America, the risk of the average woman developing breast cancer is 13% in her lifetime. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women (American Cancer Society, 2019). While breast cancer does affect men, the impact of breast cancer on women cannot be understated. As part of the HealthLynked mission to bring medical care, resources, and education to all, read on for what you need to know as you elevate your breast cancer awareness.

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