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$2.2M to educate young breast cancer survivors

2 years 1 month 16 hours ago November 05, 2014 Nov 5, 2014 Wednesday, November 05 2014 November 05, 2014 9:41 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health New Orleans says a $2.2 million social media campaign will educate and support young breast cancer survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the School of Public Health a five-year grant to lead a coalition developing the campaign. Other members are the Mary Bird Cancer Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Nursing.

An LSU news release says the goal is helping young breast cancer survivors get the services they need.

Information will include family history and genetic risks, psychosocial health and support, reproductive health and fertility, family support, and health monitoring. The campaign also will cover ways to reduce risk, such as keeping a healthy weight, reducing tobacco use and reducing excessive alcohol use.

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