Five things you should know about breast cancer


It might surprise a lot of people to hear that I don't even know what "type" of breast cancer my mom was diagnosed with.

"We're excited to partner with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians on its Project Pink campaign", said Silvana Kelly, executive director of the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.

The month of October every year has been set aside by the Breast Cancer charities worldwide to put breast cancer issues under the spotlight, propagating information and raising funds to boost research, diagnosis, treatment and cure for breast cancer. "Just because you have a family history doesn't mean you'll get breast cancer as well".

The grades and stages of breast cancer in Indian patients are higher as compared to other countries.

Professor Turner said: "The development of palbociclib is one of the biggest advances in treatment for women with advanced breast cancer in the last two decades".

Both Dr. Citrin and Dr. Beattie suggest eating a health diet and staying physically active to reduce this risk.

The City of Kalamazoo lit up City Hall in pink, showing support for those affected by breast cancer.

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Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Divine Congregation, located at Anyaa in the Ga Central Municipality has joined advocates across the world to hold a breast cancer awareness campaign in its vicinity.

As part of the screening programme, women between the age group of 35 years and 65 years were screened for signs and breast cancer. "I think we have to start moving it up a step". Every woman after 40 should go for a mammogram test. Fathers, brothers and husbands should speak to their daughters, sisters and wives and make them understand the importance of regular breast and cervical cancer screening. Mammography itself is very expensive and everybody can't afford the diagnostic tool.

Dozens of survivors and community members gathered together to "Walk for a Cause" on Saturday, Oct 20, in the town's 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

According to Professor Schmid, "Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer".

On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) organised a seminar for its employees in partnership with the National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Programme "Screen for Life".

Clinical breast examination may be undertaken annually with one's health care provider. It is alarming to note that majority of breast cancers in India are diagnosed at a much earlier age in India, which should worry all of us.