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It’s Buddy Check 11 Day!

Make time today to check yourself for any lumps, bumps, rashes, or other changes. When you do regular checks, you’re more likely to notice if changes are happening.

MINNEAPOLIS — Hungary at the forefront 

This week reporters for the New York Times wrote an article about the breast cancer research being done in Hungary. The European country has become a major testing ground for using A.I. (artificial intelligence) to detect breast cancer well before humans can diagnose it.

We’ll have more on that in just a moment, but first it’s time for you to use some H.I. (human intelligence) to take charge of your health.

It’s Buddy Check 11 Day!

Once a month, on Buddy Check 11 Day, Health Fair 11 reminds you to use your sense of touch to check yourself for signs of breast cancer. Make time today to do a breast self-exam (BSE). Be feeling for changes to your breasts and the tissue surrounding them. Breast cancer often presents itself as lumps, bumps, rashes, or puckering. It can even cause your breasts to feel warm. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has instructions on how to properly check yourself.

Regular self-exams help you become more familiar with your body. Schedule a follow-up exam with a medical professional if you notice anything out-of-the-ordinary.

Who’s your Buddy? 

Everything is more fun with a friend. That’s why ‘Buddys’ are an important part of our program!  Enlist a ‘Buddy’ to be part of your health regimen. When you both do regular self-exams and receive annual mammograms, you hold each other accountable. Your Buddy can be a great sounding board to discuss what you find.


Here are some recent news reports on breast cancer.

A.I. shows promising results  

Is artificial intelligence better than doctors at finding breast cancer in its earliest stages? Research coming out of Hungary suggests A.I. can play a significant role in healthcare. Read more about it in this article from the New York Times

A.I. vs Human healthcare experts

The NYT article is raising questions about the future role of some medical staffers. This week CNN interviewed an expert from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about A.I.’s impact on healthcare. Check it out.

 Help Health Fair 11 help you

You can be part of our Buddy Check 11 program in 2023.

Health Fair 11 is responsible for writing and sending monthly reminders. Health Fair 11 is looking for new sponsorships to sustain our work. In return, we’ll include your company’s logo along with a message about its work. You may also have access to the Buddy Check 11 public service announcements that air on KARE 11 TV. (KARE is our media partner.)

Health Fair 11 is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide health education and free or low-cost health checks. To learn more, or suggest financial opportunities to explore, contact us at 763-797-7299 or reach us via email at healthfair@kare11.com .  

Thank you for being part of our Buddy Check 11 family.

Take charge of your health! See you next month!

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