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Breast cancer survivor urges women to get regular screenings and mammograms, thanks local non-profit ‘The Rose’

The first time Ediana Quijada found a lump in her breast, she was laughed off and told “it was happening because of her period and nothing to worry about.”

It was far from nothing. After a six-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, the cheerful Houston native is happy to share her story with other young women, advising regular breast exams, early detection having made a key difference in many cases.

In the fall of 2012, 29-year-old Ediana was finishing her construction management internship at the University of Houston.

The internship did not offer health insurance but UH hosts free mammography screenings in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, when she told the nurses about her lump, they assured her, with a cursory glance, that she was too young to worry about cancer. She was sent away without a mammogram.

Reassured and a little abashed about being paranoid,

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Steven Gerrard urges Alfredo Morelos to model game on hero Radamel Falcao

Steven Gerrard has urged Alfredo Morelos to aim for the stars if he wants to eclipse idol Radamel Falcao in the eyes of Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz.

The Rangers hitman will come up against his hero and international team-mate for the first time when Gers face up to Galatasaray in Thursday’s winner-takes-all Europa League clash.

Former Manchester United assistant boss Queiroz has already been in touch with Gerrard to inform him he will be keeping a close watch on both of his strikers when they face off at Ibrox.

Falcao may have lost some of the mobility that made him one of the most feared frontmen in the game during red-hot stints with Porto and Atletico Madrid but Gerrard has full respect for the 34-year-old.

He knows Morelos has some way to go to match the feats of a players who has twice gone all the way in the Europa

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