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Published on October 9, 2020

Updated on November 6, 2020

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Trans woman urges to be 'proactive' after rare breast cancer diagnosis

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Trans woman urges to be ‘proactive’ after rare breast cancer diagnosis

TUESDAY, October 6 (TODAY)—When Beverly Lipscomb learned she had breast cancer, she was worried. Growing up, cancer was a dirty word said only in whispers. What’s more, as a transgender woman she had been taking hormones for decades and feared what life would be like without them.

“I said to myself, ‘Oh my God! I can’t take hormones anymore. What is going happen to me?’’ the 56-year-old from the Bronx told TODAY. “Then I said to myself, ‘This chemotherapy is going to just ruin me.’”

In other news…

Fitness instructor, 41, pushes for mammogram, discovers breast cancer
October 7, TODAY

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After ‘Long and Arduous’ Battle with Cancer
October 6, People Magazine

Throat cancer: Signs and symptoms to look out for
October 7, Fox News

These Foods and Medications May Lower Bowel Cancer Risk
October 7, Healthline


Foundation news

5 Ways A Virtual Walk/Run Can Boost Physical And Mental Health

TUESDAY, October 6—Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just enjoy walking around your neighborhood, a virtual 5k can be a great option during this time of social distancing to set a goal, engage with a broader community and focus on your physical and mental well-being. Bonus: It can also be a fun opportunity to support a charitable cause you believe in!

Have you signed up for the Prevent Cancer Health Fair & 5K Walk/Run yet? Click here to register.

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