Tag Archives: American Cancer Society

Advocating for Mammography and Breast Self-Exam

By Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten, breast care coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Breast Care Center When a woman hears the words “breast cancer” the world narrows dramatically.  Though not the leading cause of death in women, it is one that can affect her quality of life and her relationships with family and community. Treatments include removing both breasts (mastectomy) with immediate reconstruction, simple …

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2012 Great American Smokeout (GASO)

By Shanya Perkins, Public Health Educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Portsmouth Va. Last year, I participated in the Great American Smokeout (GASO). As a health educator from the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), I had the opportunity to listen to some of the most amazing stories about how people quit, why people quit and …

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