African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

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To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Priestley to debunk some of the other things people wrongly believe about secondary breast cancer. "This mammogram machine is safe and I can guarantee that every woman who uses it properly with the kind of frequency, once a year or once every two years, you do your mammogram machine there will be no harmful effects in the long run". To those who are fighting and love their Redskins, the opportunity to bond was viewed as something special.

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

"Paint the Town Pink" is organized by the hospital foundation as a community-wide effort created to make a difference in the lives of Thomasville women by raising awareness of the importance of mammograms. "To celebrate this 10th anniversary of the "pink" specialty license plate, Maine CDC encourages women to speak with their healthcare providers about routine screenings for breast cancer", Lever said.

Remember the earlier the diagnosis the better chance the treatment will work.

"Until we find a cure, early detection remains the cornerstone", Lawrence said. 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. Do regular screening, particularly if you are at risk for a disease such as cancer.

Holland says part of the funding is used to pay for mammograms for women in need.

In addition, because the numbers are relatively small, some doctors don't always jump to cancer as a conclusion in younger women.

"Get tested no matter how old you are", she says.

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Over 87% of women in Gurugram have never undergone breast examination, making many of them vulnerable to breast cancer, the second most common cancer after cervical cancer among women in India. "Hower there are bright lights shining, and one is the reduction in breast cancer rates for African-American women, and it's something the city can be proud of".

Other risk factors include dense breast tissue, obesity, alcohol consumption, estrogen exposure and breast-feeding among other factors.

Moore said that teams of walkers have participated in the non-competitive event, including those formed by individuals, as well as from schools, churches, local businesses, community groups such as the NAACP, and participants in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

"I've had family members, friends, who have succumbed to the disease", says Linda Garrett, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Breast cancer can be caused by multiple factors many including a combination of genetics, lifestyle choices and environmental impacts.

The medic also notes that for high risk patients who want to reduce the risk of getting the cancer, a risk reduction surgery can be done. "Sometimes they say, 'This looks suspicious; you need to get a diagnostic mammogram, ' which is a more focused and intense mammogram to try to look at specific areas a little more closely".

"It is very devastating because they lose hair and their breast, so it is a lot of life changes they go through".