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Posts tagged: breast cancer myths


October is breast cancer awareness month and among the flood of pink ribbons are lots of myths about this disease.

As a breast cancer survivor, I can tell you that I have heard many of these myths. Take time to read about what is fact and what is simply nonsense in the wind. You may feel relief and better informed.

(S-R archives pphoto:  Spokane resident Jackie Colton lines up for the start of the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Race for the Cure, April 23, 2012)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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