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Breast Cancer: Myths & Facts

Between our peers, magazines, newspapers and the internet, we are flooded with information regarding Breast Cancer. Sometimes, it can be a bit overwhelming, but with the help of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., we thought it would be important to share some of the most common myths and facts regarding Breast Cancer. 

Myth: Finding a lump in your breast means you have Breast Cancer

Fact: Only a small percentage of breast lumps turn out to be cancer.  But if you discover a persistent lump in your breast or notice any changes in breast tissue, it should never be ignored. It is very important that you see a physician for a clinical breast exam. He or she may possibly order breast imaging studies to determine if this lump is of concern or not. Make sure to click HERE to see how to perform your own breast exam at home! 

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Myth: A mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread

Fact: A mammogram currently remains the highest standard for the early detection of breast cancer. Breast compression while getting a mammogram cannot cause cancer to spread. According to the National Cancer Institute, “The benefits of mammography, however, nearly always outweigh the potential harm from the radiation exposure. Mammograms require very small doses of radiation. The risk of harm from this radiation exposure is extremely low.”

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Myth: If you have a family history of Breast Cancer, it is likely you will develop Breast Cancer

Fact: While women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have no family history. Statistically only about 10% of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of this disease.  

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Myth: Breast Cancer is contagious 

Fact: You cannot catch breast cancer or transfer it to someone else’s body. Breast cancer is the result of uncontrolled cell growth of mutated cells that begin to spread into other tissues within the breast.

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Myth: Deodorant causes Breast Cancer

Fact: Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer.

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REMEMBER: You know your body better than anyone else, if you feel something is not normal with your body, it is imperative to see your doctor as soon as you can. 

 

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My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph – Available NOW

With FIVE STARS on www.amazon.com, My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph is available now! Considered “a must read” by one reviewer,  “Catherine not only delivers a powerful message, but one that is heartfelt, honest and impactful. It is one of the most important messages that a woman (or man) could witness.”

Just like her previous work, Catherine Wyatt-Morley has poured her heart into this book using every bit of strength she has. Catherine went through a cycle of internalizing and self-educating, before she gained the strength for helping others. Desperately seeking sanity in an insane diagnosis, she took control of her life through the pages of her first book, AIDS Memoir Journal of an HIV Positive Mother written to her children and in 2005, Catherine joined Ian Mayo-Smith in writing a second book, entitled Positive People: Combating HIV and AIDS (Trafford Publishing).

In AIDS as in many other diseases both physical and psychological, the most successful prevention efforts aim not just at informing people, but also at changing social norms. Catherine’s life and W.O.M.E.N. carry out both of those tasks. Catherine hopes to remain at the forefront in the fight against HIV/AIDS and fervently believes that before the sun sets on another child’s dreams, HIV must be eliminated. “I can say that she not only writes the message, but she LIVES the message each day as she strives past her own struggles to educate and impact others.” – amazon.com review of My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph. 

My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph is available HERE  in paperback and Kindle version

 Pick up your copy today!

East Side Story to Host Book Signing for Catherine Wyatt-Morley’s Latest Book: My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph

Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (W.O.M.E.N.) Founder and Chief Executive Officer Catherine Wyatt-Morley will hold a signing for her third book, My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph, on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at East Side Story at 1008 Woodland St., Unit B, Nashville, Tenn.

 “My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph addresses difficulties facing minorities, women, and children with HIV/AIDS and the families who are both infected and affected by the disease.” said Wyatt-Morley. “It sounds the alarm to those minorities, women and children at risk of contracting the infection. HIV/AIDS has touched my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Here I share the ways the disease has touched me, my children and others.”

Wyatt-Morley’s efforts have been honored with a plaque in the Women’s National Hall of Fame. She received SELF Magazine‘s Women Doing Good award, which honors women changing the world for the better. W.O.M.E.N. is the only 19 year old HIV/AIDS social service, community-based agency founded, organized and administered by an African American mother living with AIDS in Tennessee.

“By letting readers into the lives and inner thoughts of HIV-positive women, Catherine empowers women everywhere, demonstrating the way forward,” says Wendy Horn, PhD., President and Principal Writer, Insight Communications Group. “Her book is enlightening, entertaining, educational, and always moving.”

 The event is free and open to the public!

See you this Friday on the Bridge!

There are just TWO days until W.O.M.E.N. will be celebrating Catherine Wyatt-Morley’s latest book, My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph at Book on the Bridge!

Book on the Bridge will take place THIS Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. on the Renaissance Hotel pedestrian bridge (611 Commerce Street, Downtown Nashville).

Guests will be able to purchase My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph and have the opportunity to have it signed by Catherine Wyatt-Morley! 

Special Guests include:

State Representative, Brenda Gilmore

Theodora Pinnock, M.D.

and Entertainment by Keith Floyd!

Please call W.O.M.E.N. at 615-256-3882 if you have any questions regarding Book on the Bridge

This event is FREE and open to the public. All proceeds from Book on the Bridge will go to 501 (c)3 W.O.M.E.N.

Four Days Left Until Book on the Bridge!

There are only four days left until W.O.M.E.N.’s celebration of Catherine Wyatt Morley’s new book,

My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph

Catherine Wyatt Morley’s third book is now available and it’s time to celebrate! Book on the Bridge will take place this Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel pedestrian bridge. This event is FREE and open to the public! Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while listening to keynote speaker State Representative, Brenda Gilmore and the author of the foreword of My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph, Theodora Pinnock, M.D. In addition, Catherine Wyatt-Morley will be signing copies of her book!

My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph is now available on www.amazon.com! 

You are Invited to Join W.O.M.E.N. at ‘Book on the Bridge’

Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition to Host “Book on the Bridge”

Celebrating Catherine Wyatt-Morley’s Latest Book: My Life With AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph

Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (W.O.M.E.N.) Founder and Chief Executive Officer Catherine Wyatt-Morley will hold a signing for her third book, My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. on the Renaissance Hotel pedestrian bridge at 611 Commerce St., Nashville, Tenn.

My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph addresses difficulties facing minorities, women, and children with HIV/AIDS and the families who are both affected and effected by the disease.” said Wyatt-Morley. “It also sounds the alarm to those minorities, women and children at risk of contracting the infection. HIV/AIDS has touched my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Here I share the ways the disease has touched me, my children and others.”

W.O.M.E.N will host an evening of celebration to honor Wyatt-Morley on My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place on the pedestrian bridge connecting the Renaissance Hotel and the Nashville Public Library parking garage. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be offered. Music will be performed by Keith Floyd, as well as moments of inspiration shared by keynote speaker, State Representative Brenda Gilmore, author of the foreword of My Life with AIDS, Tragedy to Triumph, Theodora Pinnock, M.D. as well as Catherine Wyatt Morley.  

“By letting readers into the lives and inner thoughts of HIV-positive women, she empowers women everywhere, demonstrating the way forward,” says Wendy Horn, PhD., President and Principal Writer, Insight Communications Group. “Catherine’s book is in turn enlightening, entertaining, educational, and always moving.”

W.O.M.E.N. is the only 19 year old HIV/AIDS social service, community-based agency founded, organized and administered by an African American mother living with AIDS in Tennessee. Catherine’s efforts have been honored with a plaque in the Women’s National Hall of Fame and she is a recipient of SELF Magazine‘s ‘Women Doing Good’ award, which honors women changing the world for the better. 

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