Medicine

How to lower the risks of breast cancer

How to lower the risks of breast cancer

"I want to raise money and educate men and women about breast cancer", Soto said.

"For the past eight years, it has been such a privilege working so closely with Payless ShoeSource in spreading information about cancer, and about the value of screening and early detection".

Mary Alice Donofrio gave blood for the first time in memory of her mother who received several blood transfusions while being treated for breast cancer.

When UK-based photographer Ami Barwell's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in 2011, Barwell wanted to raise awareness for breast cancer and photograph mastectomy scars to show that women are just as attractive without breasts.

There are actually a couple of cancer risk factors that are going up. In 2011-2015, the state's overall breast cancer death rate for white women was 18.8 per 100,000, compared to the 21.2 national rate.

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According to the American Cancer Society, almost 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the US this year.

Dr. O'Connor said women ages 40 and over should get a mammogram once a year.

Ms Chan said women were being presented at stage three - palliative for breast cancer and stage 2B - palliative for cervical cancer. A mammogram confirmed her worst fear - breast cancer.

A woman living in the USA has a 1.24 percent, or a 1 in 8 lifetime risk, of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

About five percent to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary. She found a lump in her breast while she was breast feeding her daughter. We are grateful for the awareness and education campaigns, progress in research, early detection, and treatment, but that statistic continues to be overwhelming.


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