Pink Up: January Monthly Reminder - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Pink Up: January Monthly Reminder

It's time again to think Pink Up. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women. Take the time today and on the 12th of every month to do a self-exam.

Watch The Breakfast Show this morning and Heartland News at 10 tonight and for this month's Pink Up story about a breast cancer support group at Saint Francis Medical Center.

The six-week breast cancer support group helps recently diagnosed breast cancer patients meet the common challenges and questions that arise after a cancer diagnosis. The group is free for all participants, no matter where they receive their cancer care.

Topics to be discussed in the sessions include: chemotherapy, radiation, nutrition, exercise, sexuality, beauty tips and more. Group members will also be encouraged to share individual stories.

Support groups and education can help those who survive cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there are now more than 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States. That number is expected to grow to nearly 18 million by 2022. Cancer survivors go through three defined stages of survivorship. More information about these stages is available at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Tell your friends to sign up to receive this monthly newsletter to remind them to do their self-breast exam.

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