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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Whether you are personally affected, know someone who has been diagnosed or just want to help, Heather Ybarra shares a few ways you can help in Raising Awareness.

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Celebrate Halloween with Family & MWR this year. Anika Stickles invites you to attend our Halloween parties and events this month in Happy Halloween! Also find an easy DIY Halloween craft idea to make with your kids.

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Before your ghosts and goblins head out this Halloween, Heather Adams provides us with trick or treating safety tips in Halloween Safety.

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When it comes to Halloween you are limitless. In this month’s special Halloween Teen Corner Oscar Ybarra gives us the teen view on this always loved holiday. Creative Director: Lori Bruschi Editor: Heather Ybarra Graphic Designer: Anika Stickles Contributing Writers: Heather Adams, Kerry K. Hudson, Anika stickles, Heather Ybarra, and Oscar Ybarra

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According to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Currently, early detection is our best protection against breast cancer. Kerry K. Hudson R.T., a certified mammography technologist enlightens us about breast cancer in Are Your Breasts Aware?

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Raising Awareness

By: Heather Ybarra

Pink ribbons, pink t-shirts and benefit walks are common this month as we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness. While the month of October focuses on the awareness of an issue which affects so many women, there are a variety of ways you can extend that focus throughout the year. Whether you are personally affected, know someone who has been diagnosed or just want to help, here a few ways you can work to raise awareness.

Volunteer By spending a few hours a day, a week or a month volunteering with various organizations that support Breast Cancer Awareness, you can make an impact on the life of a woman who has been diagnosed. You can volunteer at local walks, at local treatment centers, through the American Cancer Society and a variety of other ways. The American Cancer Society specifically offers programs in which you can be involved. Are you a breast cancer survivor? Reach to Recovery trains volunteers to provide support, both educationally and emotionally, to those who are currently facing breast cancer. Do you have reliable transportation? Road to Recovery quite simply matches volunteer drivers with current patients to provide transportation to and from their treatments and appointments. For more information on these programs and other volunteer opportunities, please visit www.cancer.org.

Hold a Fundraiser The Susan G Komen Foundation is synonymous with breast cancer awareness and is known for their dedication to raising funds in support of breast cancer

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research with a goal of ultimately ending breast cancer. With everything from online shop to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the foundation raises money and accepts donations throughout the year. You can hold your own fundraiser in support of breast cancer research and awareness. From something as simple as a bake sale to an event as large as a motorcycle run. The Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure gives you all the tools you need to conduct a successful fundraiser with proceeds going to the foundation. For more information on putting together a fundraising event, visit ww5.komen.org

Start with You While volunteering at various events, holding fundraisers or making a donation can make headway in awareness and research, it does little for prevention or detection. This starts at home with each individual person. It goes without saying that being physically active, eating a healthy diet and limiting cigarette and alcohol consumption can lead to a healthy you. While there is no steadfast way to prevent a cancer diagnosis, these factors can reduce your risk. Early detection is the key to treatment. Early detection starts with you. Self examines at home and regular visits to the doctor are keys to early detection. Do not be afraid to call the doctor or go in for an exam if something does not seem right to you. This month and throughout the entire year we can do little things to help raise awareness, support those who have been diagnosed, remember those who have lost their battles and working on our own health.


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Are Your Breasts By: Kerry K. Hudson R.T. (R) (M) (ARRT) Are your breasts aware?!?!?! It’s October again and it’s time for Breast Cancer awareness month. One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It may seem that breast cancer is on the rise. Actually, the death rate from breast cancer is down significantly from 10 years ago. In 2010, the United States had approximately 38,000 deaths due to breast cancer, down from 74,000 in 2000. This is a decrease of nearly 60%. Yes, it’s true we are diagnosing more breast cancers than in the past. However, we are finding the cancers at earlier stages which are more easily treated rather than finding the disease in more advanced stages, which are more difficult to treat. Currently, early detection is our best protection against breast cancer. Mammography has received a bad reputation through the years. “It hurts!”, “It’s not natural to be pressed between two pieces of plastic”, and “They are going to make my C cups into pancakes”. It is true that the technologist will compress the breast. The compression is necessary to spread the tissue out and be able to distinguish between the differences in tissue types. The compress doesn’t last very long, an average of 30 seconds, and the machine automatically release the compression after the exposure is complete. The mammography equipment has improved along with better trained technologists. In other words, this is not your grandmother’s mammogram. Finding the disease at the earliest stage far outweighs the discomfort of the exam. Breast imaging has evolved from mammography alone to incorporating other modalities, primarily ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ultrasound’s primary role is differentiation of solid versus hollow fluid-filled (cystic) masses. Radiologists use ultrasounds in the following roles: • Evaluation of patients with a palpable (she feels it) masses • Young or pregnant patients who are having a Page 4

breast problems, such as: she feels a lump, mastitis (which is an infection of the breast), bloody discharge from the nipple or nipple retraction • Possible implant ruptures • To plan management of a solid mass • Guidance for breast biopsy MRI is performed on patients to help with diagnosis after a biopsy is performed. It helps the doctors to determine the exact location of the disease and if it is present in the other breast. It is used before and after surgery for lumpectomy, mastectomy, reductions and implants to name just a few. MRI can be used as a screening tool as well. It is used mainly for breast implants, especially silicone, women who are high risks for breast cancer and those who carry the breast cancer gene. MRI cannot be performed on every patient and is significantly the more expensive exam. It doesn’t replace mammography. It is used in conjunction with mammography. There is a multitude of information regarding early detection. In 2010 the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPS Task Force) recommended baseline mammograms at age fifty and bi-annual screening images. However, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released a completely different set of guidelines. They recommend a baseline mammogram at age forty and annual screening images. Some healthcare providers are promoting breast self exams while others are not. So, how does one decided which are the best guidelines to follow? Simply contact your primary care provider or your breast imaging center. With any medical treatment or procedure, the individual should make an informed decision weighing risks and benefits with the guidance of healthcare professionals.


s Aware? In the case of mammograms, most providers follow the ACS guidelines. There are a few exceptions to these guidelines. If a woman has a first degree relative (mother, sister, and/ or daughter) with breast cancer, she should begin her mammogram screening ten years prior to when their relative was diagnosed. For example, if your mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-five, you get your baseline mammogram at the age of thirty-five.

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Learn more about cancer from ACS webpage at: www.cancer.org

Most women know their bodies and know when something is not right. Breast pain is common and is typically not an indicator of breast cancer. A hard lump, greenish or bloody discharge from the nipple, nipple indentation, and an orange peel appearance of the skin are signs that you need to make an appointment with your provider. These signs need to be evaluated by a diagnostic mammogram and possibly an ultrasound. Mammography has been proven to saves lives. Call your local clinic and schedule your mammogram today.

Mrs. Hudson has been a certified diagnostic technologist for the past nineteen years and a certified mammography technologist for sixteen years. She was afforded the opportunity to work as a technologist at the premiere breast imaging center in Virginia, the Ellen Shaw-DeParedes Institute for Women’s Imaging. This practice saw referrals from all over Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas. Mrs. Hudson has served the military medical community while serving either on Active Duty or as a Civilian technologist at Fort Sill, OK; Tripler Army Medical Center, HI; Fort Campbell, KY; and is currently the Chief Mammography Technologist, Kessler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS. Page 5


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Happy Halloween!

Celebrate with with us this year at our Halloween Parties and events.

By: Anika Stickles

My go to Trick-or-Treat bag was always my pillowcase. Let your kids decorate their own with glow in the dark paints and reflective tape for style and safety. Just take an old white pillowcase, gather some materials such as: paint and glow in the dark paint, duck tape, reflective tape, permanent makers and anything else you can find. Set up a decoration area and let your kids go wild. Make a simple handle by stitching some scrap fabric or rope. Not a seamstress? Don’t sweat it, handles are just an added bonus. Page 12


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Halloween Safety By: Heather Adams

“Trick or treat!” Before your ghosts and goblins trick or treat this year, parents should keep in mind these trick or treating safety tips: Have each child carry or wear something lit, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace, or flashing attire for visibility. Adults should plan out a route in advance and check it during the daylight for such obstacles as broken sidewalks (or no sidewalks), construction timber, or other obstacles that could trip up trick or treaters. Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods or areas. Require well-fitting shoes to be worn; preferably sneakers. While adorable in the store as a costume accessory, kids planning to go trick or treat should wear sturdy shoes and not the princess high-heel, toolarge boots, or other types of shoes often shown with costumes.

Avoid costumes that drag on the ground. While cute initially, costumes that drag can trip up little feet, get caught on bushes, and create a tussle that sometimes results in the child wanting to remove the costume. With the thought of comfort, pick costumes that are bathroom-friendly as well. Be sure mask allows full visibility and breathing. Parents should try on masks for size and not hesitate to cut out larger openings for a trick or treater’s comfort. Walk, not run, and should never cut across lawns or driveways. Obstacles could exist that aren’t readily visible in the evening. Only carry flexible props, such as knives, swords, ninja items, etc., that can’t cause injury if a kid accidentally falls. No play prop should resemble the real item. Only trick or treat at lit houses. Residents who do not wish to be bothered by trick or treaters often leave off their lights as a sign. Be sure kids don’t get over-heated or cold. Plan costumes according to weather; don’t have your child dress in an adorable lions costume with heavy fur and hood if you live in Southern states by the same token, a fairy costume might be impractical for a cold northern evening. Think “practical” over “cute” when picking a trick or treat goody bag or container. Seemingly-fun ones sold in stores are heavy--before any treats are added; others are too long, dragging the ground or sharp edges that could scrape against tender skin. One of the best and simplest suggestions is a backpack. Keep track of time and don’t trick or treat after 9 p.m. That allows ample time for children to trick or treat.

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Halloween By: Oscar Ybarra

Halloween is one of the most loved holidays in the U.S., and is greatly appreciated by all of those who love to dress up or be a different creature for a night. Halloween is a night in which you get to be any creature or object in existence. You could be a dog, tiger, vampire, warlock, werewolf, or even a hotdog, you could be anything you could imagine of or can afford to buy or make. When it comes to Halloween y o u are limitless. Halloween is also known for the great tricko-treat statement in which

you knock on the door and when the owner opens the door you say trick-o-treat and they will either give you candy you play a trick on you. Halloween is a night in which you leave you house with a great costume and a bag, can, or pillow case, and then you come back with a sack full of treats and a happy sleep knowing when you get up you can have as much of that candy as you want. Halloween is an endless possibility of mythical beings. Some even believe that once the sun goes down and the moon comes up that all mythical creatures in the world vampire, werewolf, dragon, troll, zombies, ghosts all of them will come alive and about amongst the streets and kill those who were not known or to haunt those who were selfish or just to come amongst to scare all. There are many tales of the mythical creatures of Halloween. Some also believe that there is a spell that turns all those who dress as that certain creature will become that creature. Although almost everybody loves to go trick-otreating the older you get you grow out of it so what a lot of teens do is they go to school dances or parties while their family is out trick-o-treating. Although the parties are still Halloween based. Whether you go to a dance or a party or trick-o-treating you still are celebrating Halloween. Parties are the number one thing to do when it comes to teens and Halloween, they go and have fun with their friends still moderately dressed up which would be if you were a vampire you would have on all black with fangs or you would be a gangster or even a pimp, but you still are celebrating the holiday the way it was originally based. No matter what you do to celebrate Halloween it should always be with you friends and or family. Often times people would go to a community party or dance to be with both their friends and family. Halloween is a great holiday and I truly love the holiday as the best, and others should love it too. Also be sure if you want to do something different for Halloween please visit Tolson Youth Center on Halloween for a great Halloween party for kids, teens, and adults.

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