Early Signs of Breast Cancer

breast cancer

 

Nadia Cavner, a resident of Springfield, Missouri, currently leads the Nadia Cavner Group, a financial services company. In an effort to give back to her community, she has supported local soup kitchens and foundations that advocate for breast cancer awareness and research.

As with most cancers, early detection is a crucial element of successful breast cancer treatment. Women of all ages should regularly check their breasts for changes that may indicate an illness, such as a lump or mass within the breast or under the arm. There are a variety of physical changes beyond lumps and knots that should be brought to the attention of a physician as well.

Any discoloration of the skin, including redness or darkening, may signal a health concern. Sensations of swelling or unusual warmth can be further evidence of a medical issue. The skin around the breasts is not the only area that should be carefully monitored. Any type of rash or pain in the nipples can serve as a warning sign for breast cancer, particularly if the pain does not subside after a few days. Any combination of these symptoms should be brought to the attention of a physician.

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Missouri State University Scholarships Support Incoming Freshman

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Our Promise Campaign
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In addition to serving as president of the Nadia Cavner Group in Springfield, Missouri, Nadia Cavner volunteers with a number of organizations in the community. As a board member of Missouri State University’s Our Promise Campaign, Ms. Cavner contributed to MSU’s efforts to support its incoming freshmen with a variety of scholarships.

MSU offers 16 scholarships to incoming freshmen, including the A+ Recognition Scholarship, the Missouri State Promise Scholarship, and the Missouri State Advantage Scholarship. Two of the most notable scholarships are the Presidential and University Scholarships.

Each freshman class is allotted 35 Presidential Scholarships, each of which has a total value of $50,000 over a four-year period. Awarded on the basis of exceptional academic performance during high school, the Presidential Scholarship is only available to students who finished in the top 10 percent of their class, or who accumulated at least a 3.9 grade point average. In order to continue receiving the scholarship, students must perform community service around the campus and maintain a 3.6 GPA.

Students who interview for the Presidential Scholarship are also considered for the University Scholarship, which provides up to 35 freshmen with $5,000 each year toward tuition and fees, plus $2,000 for on-campus housing in their freshman and sophomore years.