Breast cancer a threat in Eastern N.C., but hope remains

Woman’s Hospital encourages women to get mammograms on National Mammography Day

His recommendation, and that of the American Cancer Society, is that women should begin getting yearly mammograms in their 40s.

From left are Nancy Tyler, Sara DeSanto, Carolyn Handville and Karen Reynnells.

It said it was important to generate greater awareness and raise support to promote breast cancer prevention because the disease had been increasing in many developing countries for the past decade.

Walk-ins will be accommodated as able.

Screen for breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.

This year's "Human Pink Ribbon" will be formed at ConnextCare Pulaski 61 Delano St., beginning at 10 a.m. Healthy eating and exercise help; overweight and obese women have higher breast cancer rates.

The annual initiative also provides financial to families and recognizes those who have lost their fight with cancer and those who survived. And out of which 1 per cent of the patients are male, which put together has the highest count of breast cancer patients from India globally.

Earlier this week, The Star Gold Coast presented Cancer Council Queensland with a $21,980 cheque as part its ongoing support of the organisation.

A patient who is well informed is one step ahead regarding their cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

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Sure, the winter months can take a toll on the epidermis - from head to toe, including your breasts - but there's a big difference between dry, itchy skin and skin that's scaly and swollen.

Breast cancer staging traditionally includes T stage, tumor size; N stage, lymph node status; and M stage, metastasis, Parker said. Additionally, a woman's risk of breast cancer almost doubles if she has a mother, sister or daughter diagnosed with breast cancer; however, less than 15 percent of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it, according to breastcancer.org.

Money raised at the event helps residents with breast cancer pay for medical bills and gas cards among other things, Gordon said.

"I'm finding many women in their 40s with breast cancer", reports Heckathorn.

A majority of breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years or older. Most often its first detected by a mammogram or other imaging scan with no other signs or symptoms.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer, and each month nearly 1,000 women will die from the disease.

"These grassroots efforts help residents become more aware of when and where to seek early detection for cancer, how to proceed when cancer is diagnosed, how to navigate through an increasingly complex health care system and where to turn for community resources and support for survivors", she said.

"Fifteen years ago I might have died, but these days there are so many treatment options to keep women like me alive".

"By making changes to the food we eat, the level of exercise we undertake and maintaining a normal body weight, along with early detection, screening and other lifestyle changes, majority of breast cancers can be prevented", it advised.

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