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This is a collaborative partnership for Buddy Check 7....a partnership between WSAW and Marshfield Clinic.  Take control of your health with Buddy Check 7!

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Information for Moms

New technology at Marshfield Clinic is helping repair wounds more efficiently than ever.
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At home genetic testing kits are enticing to people looking to know more about their family background, but when it comes to your health, specifically whether or not breast cancer may be in your genetics, some medical professionals warn, the direct to consumer options may not be best. (Full Story)
A new treatment is being offered at Marshfield Clinic, that's helping patients battle breast cancer faster than ever before.
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In this month's Buddy Check 7 report, an update on a woman who has become sort of the face of our Buddy Check 7 campaign, Shyra Martyn.(Full Story)
Dan Neve's mother and wife were both diagnosed with breast cancer within a month of each other. (Full Story)
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It's the reason why WSAW-TV's Buddy Check 7 is so important.(Full Story)
Early detection is key to stopping breast cancer in it's tracks. (Full Story)
According to some physical therapists, exercise may actually be the best medicine for breast cancer patients.(Full Story)
Five University of California medical centers are working to recruit 100,000 woman for a major study on breast cancer.(Full Story)
Clinic trial hope to improve breast cancer survival rates by weight loss(Full Story)
Breast cancer screenings are routine procedures that you and your doctor perform to check breast health before there are any symptoms of a problem.(Full Story)
"Lemon imagery is a really a non-intimidating, non-intrusive way to talk about breast health,"(Full Story)
It's not common, but it happens: breast cancer in men. (Full Story)
Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams once a month.(Full Story)
There are different opinions in the medical world on when and if at all women should conduct self-breast exams.(Full Story)
Any patients who have a proven mutation in either their BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene should speak with a genetic counselor and receive genetic testing.(Full Story)
A third of women with breast cancer are going through treatment that is not needed, according to a new Danish study. (Full Story)
When doctors analyze a mammogram, one thing they consider is density. As a radiologist, Dr. Steven Sotile has analyzed thousands of images, looking for potential spots of cancer. But the more dense a breast is, the more white it appears on a mammogram.(Full Story)
It's a diagnosis that turned Bobby Helgeson's world upside down more than a decade ago. News that she had breast cancer and not long to live.(Full Story)
A Stevens Point woman's breast cancer fight crossed a major threshold, when she decided to live strong with her new team.(Full Story)
Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns. A reality that's easy to understand for Merrill mother, Amy Anderson.(Full Story)
When to stop aggressive treatment is among the most wrenching decisions in cancer care. Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn't get harsh treatment, but new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.(Full Story)

Marshfield Clinic and WSAW FAQ

What is Buddy Check 7?
One in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. But, if breast cancer is detected in its early stages, it is treatable. Buddy Check 7 encourages women to take an active role in detecting breast cancer early through breast self-examination. By joining Buddy Check 7, Marshfield Clinic and WSAW become your "buddy" reminding you each month, by email and text, to perform your breast self-examination.

How does Buddy Check 7 work?
Buddy Check 7 is a free service. To join, go to the WSAW Buddy Check 7 web site and sign up to receive monthly email and text alert messages. On the 7th of each month, you will receive a reminder to perform your monthly breast self-exam.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and it is most treated when discovered early. It’s the reason why WSAW-TV NewsChannel 7 is partnering with Marshfield Clinic to bring you Buddy Check 7, a breast health awareness and early cancer detection program. Our goal is to educate and encourage women to take control of your health by performing your monthly breast self-exam.

We invite you to join us. Watch for our special Buddy Check reports on the 7th of every month. Mark your calendar as a reminder to do a breast self-exam on the 7th of every month. Then call your “buddy” – a family member, friend or co-worker -- and remind her to do the same.

A breast self-exam is one part of a very important, three-part program helping to find breast cancer in its early stages. The three steps include the breast self-exam, doctor’s exam and routine mammography screening. It is recommended by major, national health organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield Clinic is ready when you are!

Marshfield Clinic is the largest private group medical practice in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the United States, with more than 700 physicians representing over 80 different medical specialties, more than 6,000 additional employees, and over 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin.

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