October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

16 October, 2018, 06:48 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Breast cancer: Why you should focus on prevention

Professor Anthony Swerdlow, Professor of Epidemiology at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said: "Many lifestyle, genetic and other factors together contribute to a woman's risk of breast cancer, and having children is known to have a complex effect on breast cancer risk". Early breast cancer detection reduces deaths, extends life expectancy, and improves life quality. In May of 2018, a biopsy of a swollen lymph node revealed the cancer was back. When cancer cells travels to other parts of the body and begin damaging other tissues and organs the process is called metastasis. "Had it not been for the insistence of Dr Sawsan Al Madhi, Director General of FOCP and Head of Pink Caravan's Medical and Awareness Committee, I would have not found out that day that there was a solid lump in my breast". Now, he's sharing his story with others, knowing that there are plenty of men out there who also incorrectly assume they can never get breast cancer due to their gender. Those topics aren't usually brought up, she said.

Chairwoman Libby Burgess said people should not have to go to politicians begging for their lives.

But still 1,000 women under 40 die from breast cancer every year and there's no effective breast cancer screening tool for women under 40. Surgery has components; there is the breast sparing surgery where a specific mass is removed by taking out the lesion.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition didn't have a support group for women with stage IV until this year.

Petition organiser Terre Nicholson said the "desperately" needed medicines would add years to affected women's lives.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is offering a free "Know the Symptoms" guide that provides a checklist of symptoms that is meant to help people get an idea of what to look for when giving themselves a breast exam.

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The perception that younger women don't get cancer has seeped into insurance policies. However, this photo, I always catch myself looking at.

They investigated the effect of length of pregnancy and birthweight of a woman's first child on breast cancer risk, taking into account a wide range of other variables linked to breast cancer, such as alcohol, smoking and breastfeeding.

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White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African American, Hispanic and Asian women. So, in light of Breast Cancer Awareness this October, we're here to remind you that checking your breast health is important.

Estee Lauder Companies Inc are also in the fight against breast cancer with the Breast Cancer Campaign - founded by the late Evelyn H Lauder, who co-created the iconic Pink Ribbon - which is now in its 26th year.

Despite the prevalence of the condition, less than 40 per cent of eligible women in Singapore have participated in crucial screening mammogram.

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