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Health with Dr. Paula: Breast Cancer Awareness

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – October is just a few weeks away and it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

Dr. Paula Walker-King stopped by the morning show to spread the word about this deadly cancer.

Risk factors for breast cancer include:

-women over age 40

-family history

-smoking and excessive alcohol consumption

-high fat diet

Symptoms include:

-new lump in the breast area or armpit

-swelling, pain, or irritation of the breast

-change in breast size

There will be an auction for a cure event on October 3 from 11a.m.-1.pm. at the St. Luke Ministry Center. Tickets are $30 and you can call (678) 467-9448.  Proceeds from the event will go toward breast cancer research.

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