The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines for breast cancer screening. This age group has the largest amount of years lost if diagnosed with breast cancer. Numerous symptoms are the same – a lump, bloody nipple discharge, skin changes, etc.
– Mammograms: Scans every other year starting at age 50, until age 74.
Earlier this month, Curves made arrangements for over 30 LASCO employees over the age of 35 to undergo mammogram screenings at Women’s Place Radiation and Imaging Centre in Kingston. However, how much do you actually know about the cancer that affects one in 10 Latinas? Decisions with regards to drug therapy with chemotherapy and/or hormone blocking agents are similar between men and women. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the USA will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
A few of the donations have come from people affected by breast cancer.
With 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the run and collected donations will be donated to Boarding for Breast Cancer, a non-profit foundation that advocates early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s heartening to see so many campaigns this year in India itself to promote the cause. Well, not exactly. Women age 40 to 44 should still “have the opportunity” to have regular breast cancer screenings, according to the American Cancer Society.
Those funds are going to provide a mammogram van at events like the Relay for Life, said Egger, which have provided a convenient way for women to check for breast cancer. This is due to the lower rates of mammography utilization, family history, late menopause, postmenopausal obesity, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity.
There have been tremendous strides made in breast cancer research and in breast cancer treatment.
“It’s important for every woman to give themselves and their breasts a little TLC… and it’s so easy, you don’t have to be an expert, I’m not”. “We hope people will detect breast cancer at an early stage before it becomes serious because prevention is better than cure”, Al Khayal added.