Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues in north MS this time in West Point.
'In Ghana, majority of breast cancer patients report so late that in most cases treatment offered is ineffective and cure is often impossible, ' it notes.
Since 1989, the number of United Kingdom women who lose their lives to breast cancer each year has decreased from more than 15,000 to fewer than 11,500.
The best time to do a monthly self-breast exam is about 3 to 5 days after your period starts.
"This projected rise in breast cancer deaths is deeply worrying, but it is not too late to stop it". With advanced technologies like 3D Tomosynthesis, the breast can be reviewed in 1 mm slice which enables breast cancer detection at a much earlier stage. Despite this, in 2016/17, screening uptake fell to its lowest level in a decade at just 71.1%. Considering that, according to the American Cancer Society's statistics, 252,710 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, those 7,300 women are a very small minority.
In some areas, nearly all (99%) women will see a specialist within two weeks of being referred by their GP, while in others, close to one-third (29%) will have to wait longer than a fortnight.
"Research also suggests that other factors such as smoking, being exposed to chemicals that can cause cancer, and changes in other hormones due to night shift work also may increase breast cancer risk", Repole said. In the future, Pejsa said she hopes they can have a whole week dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
A portion of the Project Pink proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.
Including men in the narrative of breast cancer would help dramatically improve the mood and morale of the men afflicted. "These cancers are associated with somatic mutations in breast cells that are acquired during a person's lifetime, and they do not cluster in families".