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Curves helps inform women about breast cancer

Curves of Marshfield is a women-only fitness center, and they are making it their focus this October to educate women about breast cancer in hopes of beating the disease, according to The Marshfield Mariner.

Their focus this year is to inform women about the importance of early detection and maintaining a healthy diet The gym also aims to help promote additional fundraising efforts.

"Curves' mission has always been to strengthen women," said a staffer of Curves of Marshfield to the news source. "Typically, women are caregivers, but when it comes to breast cancer, women need to understand how important it is to take care of themselves. Scheduling an annual doctor visit, performing a monthly breast self exam, eating a nutritious diet and making time for regular exercise are all things that a woman can do to stay strong and help reduce her chances of developing this devastating disease."

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she should schedule annual mammograms. This is imperative as the disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women behind lung cancer and one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during her lifetime.
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