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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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  • 5 months, 3 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 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 4 days ago
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13 FFL: How genetics affect your breast cancer risk

13 FFL: How genetics affect your breast cancer riskSee how your genes could impact your cancer risk.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Breast cancer death rates drop dramatically

Breast cancer death rates drop dramaticallyBreast cancer deaths have dropped dramatically in the past two decades — the result of better treatment, greater awareness and more women getting mammograms.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Komen Foundation announces changes

Komen Foundation announces changesOne organization here in West Michigan has been a champion for fighting breast cancer.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Michigan passes breast density bill

Michigan passes breast density billThe good news is, after months of debate, the state of Michigan finally passed the Breast Density Bill
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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New Legislation About Breast Density

New Legislation About Breast DensityNew Legislation About Breast Density
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Grandville man promotes male breast cancer awareness

Grandville man promotes male breast cancer awarenessBreast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. Many men who have it don't want to talk about it -- and that's why Gary is.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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RiskPlus identifies lifetime risk of cancer

RiskPlus identifies lifetime risk of cancerMercy Health's Comprehensive Breast Center has a program that can identify your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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A surprise cancer diagnosis

A surprise cancer diagnosisA surprise cancer diagnosis
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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