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Tricia Sloma, Maureen McFadden, and the entire team at WNDU-TV is proud to team up with The Women’s Task Force of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to support 16 Buddy Check.

Every member of Women’s Task Force is a cancer survivor. As survivors, they know that early detection is the key to the best outcomes. The 16 Buddy Check is a support program to help you fight the second most common cancer among women in the United States — breast cancer.

The first step toward the early detection of breast cancer is performing a self-breast examination once a month. Routine breast self-examinations save lives every year by detecting breast cancer in its early stage. Numerous studies have concluded that women diagnosed with breast cancer while in its early stage have a five-year survival rate of 97 percent.

Unfortunately, many women have never performed a breast self-examination. WNDU-TV, The Women’s Task Force, and 16 Buddy Check wants to change this. On the 16th of every month, 16 Buddy Check will remind you to do your monthly breast self-examination. And we want you to remind a Buddy to do the same! Together, you and your 16 Buddy will help each other. To sign up for the email service just fill out this form and start receiving the monthly reminders.

16 Buddy Check Online is your home for information, questions, and other breast cancer resources. For example, check out the frequently asked questions for mammograms and for digital mammograms.

The Women’s Task Force and WNDU-TV want to help women in Michiana take a proactive step toward the early detection of breast cancer. Be sure to check-in for monthly updates including, news and resources about the fight against breast cancer. It may just save your life.

Links to websites which have helpful breast cancer information:

Women's Task Force
The Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Women’s Task Force is a local organization comprised of women cancer survivors. Their website is home to information about all different kinds of cancer and local resources for people living with cancer, including support organizations like “Young Survivors,” a breast cancer awareness group.

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Northern Indiana website for Susan G. Komen for the Cure provides information about local news, events, and fundraisers relating to breast cancer. Links to the national Komen website, which provides a wealth of information about breast cancer, including facts, treatment, support, therapy, and research.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Website for the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country. Their focus is on making changes at the federal level regarding research, financing, and regulation of cancer care. The site provides information on all types of cancer and how to get involved with advocacy, including internship and volunteer opportunities.

United Health Services - Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer
The Indiana Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) website. The BCCP provides high-quality screening and diagnostic services, including free breast exams, pap tests, and mammograms to women who qualify for the program based on age and income. United Health Services is the local administrator of this government-funded program.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
A grassroots advocacy organization that lobbies specifically for policies that affect breast cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment. Their website provides information about cancer research and education, as well as how to get involved with breast cancer advocacy.

River Bend Cancer Services An excellent local resource for any cancer diagnosis, support, and treatment. Their resources include education, financial support, and counseling services for local residents and families fighting cancer.

Breast Cancer Stories & Information

Michiana Makes Strides against cancer

Updated: 09/30/2008 - Thousands of women and men across Michiana will unite in their fight against breast cancer during the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 11 at Howard Park in South Bend.

More Breast Cancer Stories & Information

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