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Oct 14, 2014
1:42 PM
Celebrating survivors

Concord’s Jennifer Burzycki took the field with the Patriots last week

Jennifer Burzycki of Concord was among the breast cancer survivors honored during the New England Patriots pregame ceremonies Oct. 5. As part of the NFL Crucial Catch campaign in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Kraft family and the Patriots invited breast cancer survivors and their caregivers from across New England to take part in the pregame ceremonies. The game featured…

Oct 14, 2014
1:40 PM

Don’t put off those mammograms, ladies

October is here, and in addition to all the wonderful things that fall brings, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. In the almost 30 years since, it has served its purpose well. I believe people are very aware of the importance…

Oct 14, 2014
1:39 PM
Making strides

Want to help a recently-diagnosed loved one? Follow this sage advice

When a friend, family member, colleague or neighbor is diagnosed with cancer, how do you decide the best way to support this person? You know you want to help, but you want to avoid being intrusive or burdensome, always respecting their privacy.  When diagnosed with cancer, people are overwhelmed with doctor’s appointments, processing information and dealing with their cancer diagnosis. There is often too much going on to seek help, despite the fact that help is exactly what the patient or caregiver needs.  Some local breast cancer survivors were asked what acts of kindness…

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