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July's 'Buddy Check'

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Fox 21-27 has teamed up with US Cellular to remind women to do your monthly self-breast exams.

It's all part of the program known across the country as the "buddy check."

Just pick a friend, family member or co-worker, and on the first Tuesday of each month, remind one another to do your self-breast exam.

Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths among women, but early detection can improve your chances of survival by 95-percent.

Doctors recommend you begin self exams at the age of 20.