Batavia Fire Dept shows support for cancer awareness month

Breast cancer awareness: From mammograms (2-D and 3-D) and MRIs to risk factors, here’s what you should

Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for us all to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second-leading killer of women in America. That's more than the entire student populations of Radford and Virginia Tech combined. We have recorded cases of breast cancer in the 40s, 30s and some even in their 202.

She advised community members to visit their primary care physicians for an annual wellness checkup, whether they are well are not. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, alcohol is metabolized differently in a woman's body as it increases estrogen levels in the blood and thus increases breast cancer risk. "The earlier breast cancer is detected the better the results are", Harris said.

During this event, Rotem Adar Schwartz of the organization Bright Pink will speak on the basics of breast and ovarian health, and Eve Mart will share her experience about genetic/hereditary breast cancer. It is important that MBC patients receive information relevant to them and that they are empowered to take an active role in their treatment in order to receive the best possible care.

The American Cancer Society recommends women begin annual screening mammograms at the age of 45, and women between the ages of 40 and 44 should have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year if they choose. In 2017, about 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women were breast cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The Katz Cancer Resource Center provides free support for patients before, during and after treatment.

Mike Jackson, the auto retailer's CEO, delivered thousands of gift bags to patients at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. This includes those with dense breasts as well as those with specific genetic risks. One in eight women will develop breast cancer. An MRI machine uses a magnet and radio waves to create pictures of the interior of your breast.

This year's campaign comes just one week after authors of a new study from Harvard University announced that regularly eating processed meats can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by 9%. Breast examination is to determine any abnormality in the lymph nodes. “As breast ultrasound technology continues to advance, we are investing to continually improve image quality, workflow and patient comfort all of which contribute to early detection and improved outcomes.”.

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