Friday, 16 November, 2018

1,900 participants give a boost to Pink Ribbon Walk

Breast cancer: Why you should focus on prevention Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness
Delia Stanley | 16 October, 2018, 13:56

Omaha's Race for The Cure saw hundreds running to raise money and make the community more aware of breast cancer.

Melissa Rojas was a week away from her one-year wedding anniversary when she learned she had breast cancer.

It was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

Over the past five years, the organization has helped almost 300 women. most in their 20's, 30's and early 40's.

Condominium Rentals Hawai'i will "Go Pink" during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are increasing in almost every region globally. What many people might not be aware of is how much information about breast cancer treatment is outdated or false.

From 2006 to 2013, a 2017 study published in Cancer Causes & Control showed that the mortality rate from breast cancer among black women dropped by 13.9 percent, driving it below the national average. "Because like I said, it is a struggle, it's a journey". In fact, almost 80 percent of young women diagnosed with breast cancer found their breast abnormality themselves, according to a 2009 Journal of Oncology study about breast cancer in younger women.

"I don't really know what exactly is going to happen", Westfall said, "but I know that is not going to happen".

The Breast Cancer Foundation had assisted the petition organisers by funding buses to take them to Wellington from Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay.

But early detection is key, so if you find a lump, visit a GP immediately for an examination just to be sure. For Dawn O'Shea, who has seen her mother, grandmother and friend battle breast cancer, being on the field and hearing the crowd cheer was something she'll never forget. At the Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Radiation Oncology Center at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, she received 28 straight days of radiation. While RHC-P's Madigan Army Medical Center will host its third annual breast cancer screening event for their eligible beneficiaries in the Pacific Northwest.

"This is not something you go through and get out of", she said. Mammogram is advised only to women who are 40 years of age and above. Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of breast cells. The most important thing is to ask whether your doctor can identify the degree of density, and then assess your overall breast cancer risk using online tools such as the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium Risk Calculator.

They suggest that higher levels of oestrogen and a protein called IGF1 during pregnancy in women with heaver firstborns could help explain the increased risk of breast cancer in these women, although this possible link will need to be further investigated.

What is lymphedema? Does everyone who gets lymph-node surgery get lymphedema?

"Those guidelines just don't apply to young African-American women", said Dana Wint, a spokeswoman with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.

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