Breast cancer: are you at risk?



"One of the most meaningful ways we put our sports partnerships to work is by heightening awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection", said Kelly Jo Golson, chief marketing officer of Advocate Aurora Health, of which Advocate Health Care is a part.

Komen, Idaho Montana said they have been doing the race in Montana for about 22 years. "I think people see that Can Do Cancer is actually helping people right here in our community", Zaver says, "That's something different then when you donate to some other organization". When there are changes in the breast tissue, the machine is trained to recognize the changes and bring them to the radiologist's attention.

The median age of a breast cancer diagnosis in USA women is 62, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the organizer behind Saturday's Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale More Than Pink Walk at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

"So today's failings must not be swept under the carpet".

But she says there's better equipment and staff are well trained to make it more comfortable.

"I never want anyone to feel the isolation I felt following diagnosis".

The first line of defense against breast cancer starts at home.

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In conjunction with National Mammography Day, which is Friday, Oct. 19, the Portneuf team is urging women to schedule their own appointment for a mammogram and to remind at least one friend to schedule an appointment as well.

For any patient, understanding the genetics and history is very important, warns Mugaba.

"Support following my diagnosis was non-existent".

"I was left completely in the dark, frightened, isolated and devastated".

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers.

None of the women had hereditary cancer or had mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which can increase the risk of contracting breast cancer.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society (ACS) fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. Limited resource settings with weak health systems where the majority of women are diagnosed in late stages should prioritize early diagnosis programmes based on awareness of early signs and symptoms and prompt referral to diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the severity of the ranking, they could recommend further screenings or treatment options, Matthiesen said. This is largely attributed to early detections and medical treatments that allow people to live longer with the disease.

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