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LSI employees rally to donate Buddy Check Backpacks

LSI employees rally to donate Buddy Check BackpacksThanks to the men and women at LSI, Inc. for raising enough money to buy nine Buddy Check 12 Backpacks
  • Cancer News
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Florida News

NFL prospect delivers on promise to mother

NFL prospect delivers on promise to motherAs a third-grader growing up in inner-city Miami, Teddy Bridgewater made a promise to his mother that one day he would buy her a pink Cadillac Escalade.
  • Florida News
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Buddy Check 12

Orange Park teacher shows students upside of fighting breast cancer

Orange Park teacher shows students upside of fighting breast cancerIf anyone ever has a down moment fighting breast cancer, the best medicine might be just to walk into the first grade classroom of Suzanne Bennett.
  • Buddy Check 12
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Buddy Check 12

Buddy Check woman aiming to be Braves Honorary Bat Girl

Buddy Check woman aiming to be Braves Honorary Bat GirlLeigh is trying to be an Honorary Bat Girl during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the Atlanta Braves.
  • Buddy Check 12
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Buddy Check 12

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.
  • Buddy Check 12
  • 6 months, 3 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.
  • Health
  • 7 months, 1 week 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.
  • Local
  • 7 months, 1 week 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
  • Buddy Check 12
  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

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...
  • Local
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

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.
  • Local
  • 9 months, 3 weeks 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.
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

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.
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 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.
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 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.
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 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.
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

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.
  • Local
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

ABC News' Amy Robach opts for double mastectomy

ABC News' Amy Robach opts for double mastectomyThe ABC News correspondent plans to be "aggressive" about her breast cancer.
  • Health
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Buddy Check 12

A touching tribute: Husband chronicles wife's breast cancer battle in photos

A touching tribute: Husband chronicles wife's breast cancer battle in photosBefore Angelo Merendino's wife Jennifer died of breast cancer at age 40, he asked her permission to create a legacy in her name.
  • Buddy Check 12
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

ABC News' Amy Robach reveals breast cancer diagnosis

ABC News' Amy Robach reveals breast cancer diagnosisI 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...
  • Health
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Game of the Week: Pink Out at St. Johns Country Day school

Game of the Week: Pink Out at St. Johns Country Day schoolOn 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 own.
  • Local
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

New technique for breast biopsies

New technique for breast biopsiesBreast cancer is a frightening reality for many people. One First Coast doctor came face-to-face with it when she was diagnosed.
  • Local
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Health

Tweeting bra exposed: Genuine support or publicity lift?

Tweeting bra exposed: Genuine support or publicity lift?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 named.
  • Health
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

Mother, daughter encourage breast health

Mother, daughter encourage breast health<p>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.</p>
  • Local
  • 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Mammograms before 50 could save lives, researchers say

Mammograms before 50 could save lives, researchers sayIn a new study that promises to reinvigorate the debate over when a woman should begin routine breast cancer screening, Harvard University researchers say mammograms before age 50 could dramatically cut deaths from breast cancer.
  • Health
  • 1 year 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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