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Group: Breast Cancer Awareness Is More Than Pink Ribbons

This month many people are thinking ‘pink’ for breast cancer awareness, but for survivors, the fight is anything but pretty. Now local survivors have taken to the internet to paint another picture of breast cancer.

CBSDFW.COM–10/16/2013

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that this year alone there will be 232,340 new cases of breast cancer in women and 2,240 new cases of breast cancer in men.  Help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer by signing up for The Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 19th and going out to support those participating in the Komen 3-day on Nov 1-3rd.  For more information go to Komen-Dallas.org or The3Day.org.  And to find out if you are eligible for a free mammogram at the YWCA please go to YWCADallas.org

10/14/2013

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 06: A pink referee penalty flag is seen on the ground during a game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on October 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Saints defeated the Bears 26-18. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Won’t Use Pink Penalty Flags For Week 6

Coupled with the players’ pink equipment, especially their gloves and towels, the flags caused confusion among broadcasters, fans, players and coaches Sunday.

10/07/2013

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MedStar Fights Breast Cancer With Pink Hands

MedStar paramedics will be wearing pink gloves throughout October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “The color really stands out,” said paramedic Shannon Rucker.

10/07/2013

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DFW Firefighters Model ‘Bras For A Cause’

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a very popular event featuring firefighters happens in Grapevine next week, which helps raise awareness for the disease.

09/24/2013

A cancer patient rubs her head before trying on a wig. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most noticeable and despised side effects. Now U.S. researchers are about to put an experimental hair-preserving treatment to a rigorous test.

07/22/2013

Judith A. Salerno, the new president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®. (credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

New Komen CEO Makes Appearance At Dallas Conference

For the first time North Texas is hearing from the new President and CEO of the Komen Organization. Friday, Doctor Judith Salerno was introduced during a conference in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–06/21/2013

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Cancer Survivors Rally At Pajama Ice Cream Party

Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream in Plano hosted its 19th annual Pajama Party on Saturday, June 15. Each year, cancer survivors do the scooping at the event, with all tips donated to the American Cancer Society.

06/19/2013

Judith A. Salerno, the new president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®. (credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Susan G. Komen Foundation Names New CEO

Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO. The breast cancer charity named Judith A. Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker.

06/17/2013

People participate in a march organized by Komen For the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer charity. (credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Komen Cuts Half Its 3-Day Walks, Cites Low Numbers

The DFW event will still go on, but Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its three-day charity walks in several other cities next year.

06/05/2013

Participants at a Race for the Cure event (credit: Neshan H. Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images)

Komen Cuts Half Of Its 3-Day Races, Cites Low Numbers

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its 3-day charity races next year because of a drop in participation. This comes more than a year after the organization experienced a backlash after its decision to stop Planned Parenthood grants.

06/05/2013

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Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer

Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.

06/03/2013

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