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Today is Wednesday. On twitter, Facebook, and Myspace Wednesday is known as Boobie Wednesday.

Boobie Wednesday is to remind men and women to do a self exam for breast cancer.

From Boobie Wednesday:

A bunch of very busy women and men that have set out to raise breast cancer awareness. We Use Wednesdays on Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace to remind men and women to self exam. Viva la Boobie Wednesday.. Dont be scared, be self aware and self exam monthly. #boobiewed #earlydetection #kickcancer
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If you are not familiar with how to do the exam, here is some help:

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How to examine your breasts

How to Do a Partner Self Breast Exam : Standing Technique for Breast Exam

Self Breast Exams for Men : Horizontal Techniques for Male Breast Exams

Breast cancer in the news

Obesity Boosts Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer

 

Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle appear to increase the risk for an uncommon but aggressive breast cancer that is not fueled by the hormone estrogen, a surprising new study shows.

The analysis of data from a health study involving postmenopausal women revealed that the heaviest women were 35% more likely to develop so-called triple-negative breast cancers than the thinnest women.

Triple-negative breast cancers make up 10% to 20% of all cancers of the breast. They have a poorer prognosis than other tumors, in part because there are no targeted hormonal therapies to treat them.

Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Both smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke appear to increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, new research shows.

Although earlier studies had found little or no connection between breast cancer and smoking, as more women smokers reach menopause the connection may be surfacing for the first time, experts noted.

"The findings are important because smoking was not previously thought to increase the risk of breast cancer, but this study adds to the increasing evidence that it does," said lead researcher Dr. Karen Margolis, a senior clinical investigator at HealthPartners Research Foundation in Minneapolis.

Lymph Node Removal Not Needed for Breast Cancer Patients
Many women being treated for early breast cancer can keep the lymph nodes under their arms without fear that it will hurt their chances of survival or the increase the odds that their cancer will return, experts say.

A new study shows that about 92% of women with early-stage breast cancers that have spread to a nearby lymph node who have lumpectomies and radiation to treat their tumors will be alive five years later, whether or not they have multiple lymph nodes removed from under their arms, a procedure called an axillary lymph node dissection.

The study is published in the Feb. 9 issue of TheJournal of the American Medical Association.

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Originally posted to BlueJessamine on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 11:02 AM PST.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse.

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