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    The Pink Paper that Reads “We Can Cure It”

Female outside of Mayo Clinic in Florida holding a copy of The Florida Times-Union's "Breast Cancer 2012: We Can Cure It" special section.Mayo Clinic was prominently featured in The Florida Times-Union's eight-page special section “Breast Cancer 2012 – We Can Cure It” in their September 30, 2012 newspaper which focuses on how today's medical advances are helping breast cancer survival rates hit an all-time high.

This pink-covered section of Jacksonville's local daily newspaper features commentary by and photos of several Mayo Clinic physicians and other breast cancer experts on such topics as breast cancer prevention, breast cancer detection, breast cancer genomics and breast cancer surgery.

[Read the four Mayo Clinic mentioned stories by following each of the headlines below]

 Physician Stephanie Hines M.D. with Mayo Clinic says taking overall control of your health can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
"Solid Advice, but No Magic Bullet for Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay"
There is no surefire way to prevent breast cancer, the experts say, no magic bullet to keep it at bay. But there are steps women can take to minimize their risk. And if they get the disease, there are things they can do to keep it from becoming life-threatening.
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Physician Michelle McDonough M.D. of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville sits next to one of the newest mammography machines, which allow the staff to take biopsies.
"Early Detection Vital in Breast Cancer Battle"
Marion Lord is a testament to the importance of detecting breast cancer at an early stage. The Jacksonville resident said hers was caught when it was 6 millimeters, or slightly smaller than a garden pea.
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Maegan Roberts, a certified genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic in Florida.
"Family History Can Play a Role"
Scientists have known for a long time that genetics play a role in cancer risk and that isolating and treating mutated cells that cause cancer may revolutionize the way cancer is treated on a patient-by-patient basis.
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Dianne Wagner, 46, of Jacksonville Beach, opted for a lumpectomy for her treatment, in which just the cancer and some surrounding tissue are removed, rather than the entire breast.
"Early Detection Makes Lumpectomies a Viable Option"
Years ago, when a woman developed breast cancer, she faced the prospect of losing her breast, a lifesaving necessity. Today she has another option — the removal of just the cancer and a bit of tissue around it, preserving the rest of her breast.
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See more Breast Cancer 2012 stories at Jacksonville.com/BreastCancer2012

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