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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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10 Stars Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while millions of women across the country will be getting screenings and consulting with their doctors about this very private issue, there are some who have gone through the detection-treatment-recovery sequence publicly. The last celebrity on our list may surprise you ...

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‘Bra Contest’ at Moore’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop Raises Relay for Life Funds

Walk into Moore's Greenhouse and Flower Shop this October and you'll get more than an eyeful of flowers.  You'll find yourself standing among a variety of hand-crafted, elaborately decorated underwear provided by members of the local community.  The bras aren't just for show; these glittered garments are entries in Moore's annual "Bra Contest" and help raise money for 2013 Relay for Life of Pettis County and will help fund cancer research.

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Local Breast Cancer Survivor Becky Thomas Provides Insight on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  Too many people have been effected by this horrible disease.  Becky Thomas is a breast cancer survivor, one of the original "blues sisters" and a great friend.  Here are her words and insights on Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

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Teen Battling Cancer Suffers ‘Heartless Hoax’ After Woman Lied About Paying His Bills [VIDEO, POLL]

For the past three years, Thomas Doty has been fighting for his life. In late 2009, when the teenager from Washington state should have been enjoying life, Doty was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

It's a condition that took an even worse turn thanks to a cruel prank.

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Judy Blume Battling Breast Cancer

Judy Blume, author of many popular children’s books from the 1970s, revealed that she has been privately battling breast cancer since June. She shared the news on her blog, via a humorously written post titled ‘!@#$% Happens.’

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Teen with Terminal Cancer Finishes Bucket List

Alice Pyne isn’t your average teenager. The 16-year-old from Ulverston, England has been fighting cancer since she was12, and within the last year, her illness has been diagnosed as terminal. But that hasn’t stopped the spunky teen from making the most out of every moment.

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Lady Roadrunners Superfan Bob Oehrke Loses Battle with Cancer, Inspires New Athletic Award

Say the name “Mr. Bob” around State Fair Community College, and everyone knows who you are talking about.  He was probably the biggest Lady Roadrunner basketball fan ever.  Bob Oehrke lost his battle with cancer late Monday night.

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15-Year-Old Ceaira Walker Passes Away from Brain Cancer

Recently I received word of the death of 15-year old Ceaira Walker, from my old hometown of Knob Noster.   While I never had the chance to know her personally, she definitely caught the attention of many in recent months, and I do know many from Knob who were profoundly impacted by her life and her never give up spirit.  

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The Pettis County 2012 Relay for Life to Benefit the American Cancer Society

The 2012 Pettis County Relay For Life is set to take place this Friday on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. In this event, teams are formed and they raise funds through pledges and other fund raising events leading up to the relay.  On Saturday night starting at 6, walkers will take turns going around the track for 12 hours.

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