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Elementary school kicks off Buddy Bear drive

Elementary school kicks off Buddy Bear driveThe students at Swimming Pen Creek Elementary in Clay County deserve a big A+. They worked with their parents, teachers and staff to collect 456 bears to give to chemo patients fighting any type of cancer. Jeannie Blaylock reports.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
People

Buddy Check success story kicks off Buddy Bear drive

Buddy Check success story kicks off Buddy Bear driveWhen Claudia went to the doctor for a stress test, they found a mass in her chest, but said tests showed it wasn't cancer. It turns out, Claudia was right -- it was breast cancer. But she caught it. Jeannie Blaylock reports.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Local man opens up about breast cancer

Local man opens up about breast cancerLocal Marines are jumping into action this month to shed light on male breast cancer as part of National Cancer Awareness Month. Roger Weeder reports.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Life

The battle after breast cancer

The battle after breast cancerIt won't cost you a penny to support the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Local Buddy Check girls, mom put spirit into the fight

Local Buddy Check girls, mom put spirit into the fightBeth says she followed Buddy Check 12 every month, and a mammogram found her breast cancer.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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KIA steps up to help Buddy Check 12

KIA steps up to help Buddy Check 12KIA dealerships will give $50 for every car sold on Buddy Check Day, the 12th of every month.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Brunswick woman excited to receive Buddy Check Backpack

Brunswick woman excited to receive Buddy Check BackpackLeigh Langford is a mom in Brunswick, Georgia, who is willing to say that being bald is not really her thing.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

New study suggests women with cancer gene should remove their ovaries before age 35 to reduce risk

New study suggests women with cancer gene should remove their ovaries before age 35 to reduce riskIt's a scary thought for many women in their 20's and 30's but it could save their life.
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  • 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Local

Baptist needs stage 4 breast cancer patients in vaccine trial

Baptist needs stage 4 breast cancer patients in vaccine trialBaptist Cancer Institute is looking for women who have stage 4 breast cancer and treatment appears not to be working.
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  • 8 months ago
Buddy Check 12

How to get a free Buddy Check Backpack full of goodies

How to get a free Buddy Check Backpack full of goodiesIt's brand new thanks to Buddy Check 12 and Baptist Health and two creative breast cancer survivors in Waycross, Georgia
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  • 8 months, 1 week ago
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Nominate your guy for Buddy Check 'Man of the Month'

Nominate your guy for Buddy Check 'Man of the Month'<p>Maybe your guy can be our next Buddy Check "Man of the Month." The January 'Man of the Month' is Rafael Castro-Leon, who made sure his wife stayed up beat about her double mastectomy.&nbsp; To nominate your man, just email Jeannie...
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  • 9 months, 1 week ago
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Buddy Check 12 success story: Jamey Jo McCoy

Buddy Check 12 success story: Jamey Jo McCoyJamey Jo McCoy says she's done Buddy Check 12 for years.&nbsp; Last year on December 12th she found a lump. Not just any lump.
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  • 10 months, 1 week ago
Health

TV on the Web: Heartwarming story of a man in a pink tutu

TV on the Web: Heartwarming story of a man in a pink tutuA loving husband found a unique and heartwarming way to help his wife get through chemo.
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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Care navigator helps breast cancer patients through treatment

Care navigator helps breast cancer patients through treatmentThe diagnoses of breast cancer is something no person can prepare themselves for. To help it's patients through the process, the Waldo County General Hospital has a Breast Care Navigator.
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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Cancers you probably don't care about: Men's breast cancer

Cancers you probably don't care about: Men's breast cancerSurvival rates for women with breast cancer are encouraging, but for men the statistics are bleak. Research shows men are typically diagnosed later stage than women, and their mortality rates are 25 percent higher.
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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Exercise can ease pain from breast cancer drugs

Exercise can ease pain from breast cancer drugsSupervised exercise may help relieve treatment-related pain among breast cancer patients, a new study finds.
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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

Breast cancer drug can also prevent cancer

Breast cancer drug can also prevent cancerResearchers say they can add a new option to the toolkit for women who want to lower their risk of breast cancer - a pill called anastrozole.
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  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Buddy Check: What if a man's nipple is inverted?

Buddy Check: What if a man's nipple is inverted? Are you sure you know all the signs of male breast cancer?&nbsp; Check your information with a man from St. Simons, Georgia, who's been through it himself.&nbsp; You might be wrong.
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  • 11 months, 2 weeks ago

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 (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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