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What You Need to Know About the Link Between Birth Control and Cancer

A recent study confirmed a link between breast cancer and hormonal birth control (including pills but also the patch, implant, and some IUDs). Give yourself two seconds to freak out, then take a deep breath, and let’s discuss.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About the Link Between Birth Control and Cancer

A recent study confirmed a link between breast cancer and hormonal birth control (including pills but also the patch, implant, and some IUDs). Give yourself two seconds to freak out, then take a deep breath, and let’s discuss.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Don’t Need to Perform Monthly Breast Self-Exams

I switched to a new OB-GYN this year, thanks to changes in my Affordable Care Act health insurance plan. When I went for my annual Well Woman check-up, my new doctor told me that manual breast exams—which I had received at every previous OB-GYN appointment—were no longer recommended.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Breast Cancer “Awareness” Misses These Painful Realities

It’s breast cancer awareness month, but I think we’re already aware that breast cancer exists and that mammograms can detect it. So as long as we’re surrounded in pink, let’s take a look at some important facts that actually need a little more awareness:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Just a Reminder: Alcohol Causes Cancer

For all the talk of “toxins” in our food, one definitely toxic substance you consume regularly is probably one you’re not even concerned about: alcohol. A new report shows that even one drink a day may increase your risk of breast cancer, although the risk is small.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Just a Reminder: Alcohol Causes Cancer

For all the talk of “toxins” in our food, one definitely toxic substance you consume regularly is probably one you’re not even concerned about: alcohol. A new report shows that even one drink a day may increase your risk of breast cancer, although the risk is small.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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World of Warcraft’s ‘Running of the Gnomes’ Fan Event Gets Official Blizzard Makeover

Since 2010, World of Warcraft players have been creating hordes of pink-haired level one gnomes and running them across Azeroth to support the fight against breast cancer. This year Blizzard is giving the event a boost with special decorations, a cheering crowd and its own special quest. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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