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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, 2 weeks ago
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Study says: Breast cancer rates to increase 50% by 2030

Study says: Breast cancer rates to increase 50% by 2030Researchers say those diagnoses will be in women over 70 and the tumors will be Estrogen Responsive Tumors
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  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
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International BRCA gene database created

International BRCA gene database createdThe results for the BRCA genes are not always black and white.
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  • 5 days, 22 hours 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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  • 1 week, 6 days 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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  • 1 week, 6 days 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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  • 1 week, 6 days 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, 1 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 1 week ago
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