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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 3:20 pm | Updated: 6:32 pm, Tue Nov 6, 2012.

While we recognized October as Breast Cancer Awareness month at a national level throughout the country, nearly all of us have been touched by cancer in a very personal way, through loved ones, our colleagues or as one of our own health challenges.

No matter our experience, we all can appreciate the suffering and need not miss an opportunity to keep all of our cells healthy and resilient. Back in graduate school, I remember one of my professors explaining research that showed each of our cells can be insulted with cancer causing agents (called carcinogens) up to 10,000 times each day and that the likelihood that someone would be diagnosed with cancer was related to how well the immune system handled damage to our DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

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