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 Signs & Symptoms Of Breast Infections 
  • breast enlargement on one side only
  • swelling, tenderness, redness, and heat in breast tissue
  • nipple discharge (may contain pus)
  • nipple sensation changes, itching
  • tender and/or enlarged lymph nodes in armpit on the same side
  • fever

In 1998 actress Diahann Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer. As the guest speaker at a luncheon to support breast cancer awareness Ms. Carroll shares her experience and is now a breast cancer survivor.  Ms. Carroll is the spokeswoman for the National Women's Center for Research Alliance and an advocate for early detection and prevention in the fight against breast cancer. 

Dr. Eric Whitaker, former Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health in his interview, details the State's health care initiatives via the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program expanded by Governor Rod Blagojevich, for minoirity women in underserved communities. Dr. Whitaker also describes programs in place for women who do not have access to screening and health insurance. These programs provide screening for early detection and medical treatment resources for women who are not able to afford health care.

Senator Mattie Hunter provides information on Senate Bill 1# she introduced to the Senate in efforts of the President of the Senate, Senator Emil Jones to raise revenue for support of breast cancer awareness. This bill was passed to provide funding for education, research and awareness in regard to breast cancer through the state's lottery program with the purchase of a $2.00 game titled "Ticket For The Cure".  Senate Bill 3037 changes the name of the Ticket for the Cure Grant Fund to the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure Grant Fund.

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