Welsh assembly member for Arfon, Siân Gwenllian, joined the Breast Cancer Now charity's "Wear It Pink Day" last Friday, October 19th, where people were encouraged to wear a splash of pink to work, school or out and about in order to raise awareness of the need for vital research into breast cancer. That's when Melissa and her sister made a decision to get tested. "And at that time when I had it done, CTCA was the only facility in the United States doing it."Breast cancer is the most common cancer treated by physicians at CTCA".
For example, the National Football League sells pink merchandise that is supposedly going toward breast cancer research. "The government estimates are only based on the ICMR cancer registries and some other hospital based registries but the number of breast cancer cases would be much higher than we really know", said Mehrotra. "My grandma, my aunt Liz, her daughter and my aunt Tina all had breast cancer, and then one of my aunts, my aunt Helen, had ovarian cancer". "We continue to highlight the importance of screening because we know early detection leads to better outcomes". "I always tell people it was not a trick and not a treat", the Bixby resident said with a laugh. "I never for one minute let myself think anything but positive thoughts". Breast Cancer survivor Brandy Williamson said, "Nobody can get rid of cancer if we don't do some research". If you are eligible for screening in the OBSP, you can book your appointment at an OBSP location through your doctor or on your own. "I want to share my story to help other people take care of themselves and prioritize their health", she said.
Whether high risk or not, women should have a suspicious nature about breast cancer, McKinney advises.
According to the American Cancer Society, a woman has a 1-in-8 chance of developing breast cancer over an 80 year lifespan. According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, about one in 400 people in the US has a BRCA1/2 mutation; but among Ashkenazi Jews, about one in just 40 has the gene mutation. There have not been any concerning breast cancer occurrence rates for males who survived 9/11. Predictive breast cancer gene testing is done to identify the risk of developing the cancer in a person having a family history of this disease.
"Metastatic breast cancer is the little secret of breast cancer that still gets insufficient attention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond", Weatherby said.
The Indian River Colony Club has a team of dedicated residents who have raised $7,000 and counting for breast cancer research.
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