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Welcome to 13 Friends for Life, a program in partnership with Mercy Health designed to help you and a friend protect yourselves from breast cancer. Bookmark this page and check here often for news, videos, stories, and useful information for protecting your breast health.

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Friends for Life Selfies

Friends for Life SelfiesBetty Krzyszton & Courtney McDonald Karapuz
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
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GVSU senior says BRCAn't Stop Me

GVSU senior says BRCAn't Stop MeEvery woman has a 12% chance of getting breast cancer in her lifetime, and some have an even higher risk because of the genetic BRCA gene mutation.
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  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
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Errors in breast biopsies: What you need to know

Errors in breast biopsies: What you need to knowA new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found biopsies might not be as reliable as we thought.
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  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
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13 Friends for Life: SAVI Treatment

13 Friends for Life: SAVI Treatment13 Friends for Life: Dr. Gilbert Padula of Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center talks about SAVI breast cancer treatment
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
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Susan G. Komen Michigan holds fundraiser in Holland

Susan G. Komen Michigan holds fundraiser in HollandFor years, most of the fundraising had been done in Kent County.
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  • 1 month ago
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Salon pampers women who have cancer

Salon pampers women who have cancerProfile Salon Owners Kim Sheets and Pam Westers came up with the idea to provide free salon services for women with cancer.
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  • 1 month ago
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Grand Girlfriends provides funding for mammograms

Grand Girlfriends provides funding for mammogramsUnfortunately though, there are many women who can't afford a mammogram.
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  • 1 month ago
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Grand Girlfriends provides funding for mammograms

Grand Girlfriends provides funding for mammogramsGrand Girlfriends provides funding for mammograms
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  • 1 month ago
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13 Friends for Life: Grant for Mammograms

13 Friends for Life: Grant for MammogramsLearn about a grant to help women in the community get mammograms.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Trials coming for breast cancer vaccine

Trials coming for breast cancer vaccineA major breakthrough could be coming for patients who suffer from a particularly aggressive type of breast cancer commonly referred to as "Triple Negative."
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  • 2 months ago
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New treatment helps breast cancer patients keep immunity

New treatment helps breast cancer patients keep immunityWZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego talks with Lisa DeVries an oncology clinical pharmacists at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center about a new medication to help with that side effect.
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  • 2 months ago
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Trials coming for breast cancer vaccine

Trials coming for breast cancer vaccineTrials coming for breast cancer vaccine
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  • 2 months ago
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