Pink pumpkins cover campus for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink pumpkins cover campus for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. If you have dense breasts or are under age 50, ask your doctor about getting a digital mammogram. The cancer develops in the cells lining the breast ducts and lobules, where milk is produced and carried to the nipple.

"Angel Pillows were so needed to give to breast cancer survivors, who have gone through treatment to place over their heart when they're wearing the seat belt", Wright said. Apart from being hereditary, many other risk factors like sedentary lifestyle, bingeing on alcohol, smoking, increasing obesity among youngsters, stress and poor dietary intake have been attributed to increasing in the incidences of breast cancer among the young Indian women.

Despite this, only about 10 percent of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. Molecular breast imaging has Food and Drug Administration clearance, which is an acceptance for lower-risk medical devices, and there is evidence of its benefits in detecting cancers in women with dense breasts. The system was trained using real mammogram scans. "It can help lower body fat and we know people who have excessive amounts of body fat can have increased risk for breast cancer" McTiernan said.

"The Star Gold Coast has been a proud charity partner with Cancer Council Queensland for over two decades and is committed to supporting various other CCQ campaigns throughout the year also". "There are lots of different things that can promote cancers that exercise might help dampen or prevent". The earlier breast cancer is found, the more likely it can be treated. With them are Janet Sharpe, left, and Leslie Aftanas, right, co-leaders of the Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition of Jefferson County, which partnered with the center to host the observance. "While these types of measures are useful for comparisons across groups of patients and for isolating the effect of a cancer diagnosis on survival, they may be less useful in predicting chances of recurrence at the individual level, especially for patients with comorbidities", Mariotto said.

"Breast cancer has touched nearly every family in some way", he said, commenting on how his sister is a two-time survivor of breast cancer.

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According to the Utah Cancer Control Program, a joint effort with Utah's Department of Health and local health departments, more than a thousand Utah women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this year - and more women in Utah die of breast cancer than any other form, so finding cancer early with a mammogram and pap test saves lives. Donna, 45, retired from participating in professional athletics after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2009.

Sadly, cases of metastatic breast cancer have been rising slightly for women ages 25 to 39. This program provides screening at no cost to eligible women.

The walk will start around 7:30 a.m.

A panel of experts from Marshfield Clinic will be on hand to listen to your breast health concerns and answer questions you may have about breast cancer, self-exams and treatments. Blizzard also shared the research focus areas and how the research grant awards will be split between them. All information is confidential and free.

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