Breast Cancer

Tanner Breast Health
If you are 40 or older, the specialists at Tanner Cancer Care recommend that you have a yearly mammogram. You don’t need a physician’s order to schedule a screening mammogram.

Call Tanner Breast Health at 770.812.9721 now to schedule this important life-saving screening.
Playing Games and Making a Difference
With support from the community, three women have raised $34,000 in three years to help save countless lives in east Alabama and west Georgia. And it’s all from an entertaining event with a critical message: Bingo for Boobies.
 
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Annual T-shirt Sales Help Provide Mammogram Assistance
Help Tanner provide mammogram assistance for women in our community by purchasing an 'Early Detection Makes Me a Happy Camper' T-shirt at now. Choose from two great colors, melon and lagoon blue, in two sleeve lengths!
 
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Want to Cut Cancer Risk? Step It Up
Whether you prefer a neighborhood stroll, a yoga class or a round of golf, exercise can do more than keep you fit — it may reduce your risk of developing cancer as well.
 
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Pink Out Game Scores a Touchdown
The Touchdown Club and the Mom’s Club of South Paulding High School have been making game-winning plays for years. Since 2014, they have hosted the Pink Out football game in October and have raised $2,900 for Tanner Foundation’s Mammogram Assistance Fund.
 
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Music, a Mission and Mammograms
What began as an idea for a little autumn fun at a local eatery in Carrollton quickly grew. “We just wanted something to do in the fall at the restaurant,” said Jacob Skelton, owner of 302 South Street. “We originally thought about a music festival.”
 
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Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report.

HER2-positive cancers are cancers that have too much of the HER2 protein on their surface. In that setting, a cancer can grow rapidly and be more likely to spread to other areas of the body. Areas known to have HER2-positive cancers include the breasts, bladder, pancreas, ovaries and stomach.

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Breast Cancer Treatment Adherence Rates Vary by Race

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 -- Black women are more likely than white women to skip important hormonal breast cancer treatments, new research indicates.

Endocrine therapy is used to add, block or get rid of naturally occurring hormones like estrogen and progesterone that trigger certain types of breast cancer, the study authors explained. Previous studies have shown that 10 years of endocrine therapy reduces the odds for disease recurrence.

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