Rebecca Windham

Rebecca Windham reads from her patient journal.

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that before 2016 has ended, there will be a total of around 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women and that about 40,450 women will die. Although these ACS reports seem grim, the trends in breast cancer deaths have been steadily decreasing. Death rates from breast cancer have been dropping since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50, ACS reports.

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Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Singers will perform Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University. The free concert will feature a variety of contemporary jazz selections from aartists such as Bobby McFerrin and Kerry Marsh, and new music composed by faculty member Rebecca Windham, all performed a cappella or with a live rhythm section.

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