Women’s Health: Breast Cancer and the Mammography Scholarship Fund

Women’s Health: Breast Cancer and the Mammography Scholarship Fund

It is estimated that one in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and each year health professionals in the United States rally to bring awareness to an worldwide health issue that affects both women and men. Women between 50 and 74 who have not had a mammogram in the last two years should make an appointment.

On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) organised a seminar for its employees in partnership with the National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Programme "Screen for Life". At Queensway Health Centre, breast screening will be Wednesday, Oct. 24. Although the probability of developing breast cancer rises with age, in India, incidences of breast cancer has increased in younger people - females below 40 years, including working women in urban areas. All proceeds benefit breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

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Ensure that breast cancer services can meet increasing demand by investing in the recruitment of breast imaging and diagnostic staff. "Just because one of your relatives had breast cancer does not mean you are absolutely fated to develop it", says the Johns Hopkins Medicine Breast Center. As many as 90 percent of breast cancer cases don't have any genetic basis, and are related to other factors; Cancer Research UK lists smoking, exposure to radiation, oral contraceptive use, and alcohol as potential risk factors for breast cancer.

Eberts said breast cancer affects a significant amount of people. Fortunately, breast cancer mortality rates have been declining since 1989 due to the improvements in detection and treatment. Breast cancer, unfortunately, isn't a simple illness, and we all need to be aware to catch the signs of it as soon as possible. In the future, Pejsa said she hopes they can have a whole week dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

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