For years Jamey Jo McCoy says she&'s done Buddy Check 12. Last year
on December 12th, she found a lump. Thank goodness Jamey Jo found the
cancer and didn't let it continue to grow. She has become a Buddy Check
12 success story.
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About Buddy Check 12
Everyone knows if you detect breast cancer early, your odds of beating it are better than 90 percent so it makes sense to do self exams. Over a decade ago, First Coast News' Jeannie Blaylock partnered with Baptist Health to create Buddy Check 12 -- designed to promote monthly breast self-examinations and to educate women on the importance of early detection. Watch Jeannie's Buddy Check 12 reports every 12th of the month on First Coast News and remind a buddy to self-check for breast cancer.
Call for a Buddy Check 12 Kit
Call (904)202-CARE to our partner, Baptist Health, and we'll mail you the Buddy Check 12 kits with stickers for free.
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Buddy Check 12 Stories & Survivors
Are you sure you know all the signs of male breast cancer? Check your information with a man from St. Simons, Georgia, who's been through it himself. You might be wrong.
The ABC News correspondent plans to be "aggressive" about her breast cancer.
Before Angelo Merendino's wife Jennifer died of breast cancer at age 40, he asked her permission to create a legacy in her name.
Every year, about 70,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer between the ages of 15 and 39.
I remember exactly where I was when I got the call from a "Good Morning
America" producer. I was about to interview Marie Monville, the wife of
the Amish school shooter, in the bucolic setting of Lancaster, Pa. She
was speaking out about the senseless horror that happened in the most
unlikely of places.
On homecoming night, St. Johns Country Day could have just sported blue
and white but the school added pink to the mix to support one of their
Breast cancer is a frightening reality for many people. One First Coast
doctor came face-to-face with it when she was diagnosed.
Just so we're clear, you can't buy the Tweeting Bra - a
Bluetooth-connected magenta contraption with a sparkly baby-blue bird
clasp - but you can follow it on the social network for which it's
In what has become an annual event, the White House will be lit in pink Thursday night to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which the
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department supports heavily. Firefighters
have been on the job all month wearing pink shirts under their gear.
Many others are wearing pink bracelets.
Jessica Hicks of Muncie, Ind., was thrilled by the unexpected gift of a child after chemotherapy.
On Monday, we showed you the huge pink rally at Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine. But you haven't met all the guests of honor.
Watch Pedro Menendez High School's Pink Out for Buddy Check 12.
Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure in Jacksonville
Coast News' Jeannie Blaylock went to NAS Jacksonville on Friday to
discuss the importance of Buddy Check 12.
Doctors are on the hunt for biological targets that could help them produce a breast cancer vaccine.
At the Pink Ribbon Symposium, Jeannie Blaylock met more women who said Buddy Check 12 saved their lives!
For 20 years one woman has been reaching out to woman, telling them about staying healthy and doing regular breast exams. Just last year her own daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Doctors sound alarm about prenatal health hazards.
Breast cancer isn't preventable, but there are small steps you can take to reduce your risk. Start working these habits into your life.
Breast cancer isn't preventable, but there are small steps you can take
to reduce your risk. Start working these habits into your life.
More people survive breast cancer, thanks in part to early detection.
But a new poll highlights persistent, perhaps even widening holes in
women's understanding of their risk for the disease and their knowledge
about the screening tests that are right for them.