P Brings Awareness to Breast Cancer In October

Simon Moss
October 16, 2018

All the money raised by the campaign will go towards pioneering breast cancer research into BRCA at Queen's University.

As World Health Organization explains breast cancer is the top cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. The most important thing is to ask whether your doctor can identify the degree of density, and then assess your overall breast cancer risk using online tools such as the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium Risk Calculator.

In a new analysis of more than 80,000 women who had given birth, scientists found that a short pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, as was having a heavier first-born.

The lack of funding for cancer medicines Ibrance and Kadcyla, hailed as game-changers for women with advanced breast cancer, has been labelled "the height of cruelty" by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's chief executive Evangelia Henderson.

That's on par with the rest of the province, but Dr. Samantha Fienberg says women in that age bracket need to make getting screened every two years a priority.

"This experience when I was asked to come here previous year, it was just, I mean the energy and the feeling of togetherness of women and the support and their stories, it really helped me", Greathouse said. "So today's failings must not be swept under the carpet". This is especially true after menopause and for women who gain weight as they age. He said that balanced diet help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Suri said early diagnosis through mammography can save lives. Breast cancer is curable up to 98-99.5% if detected early. "Because like I said, it is a struggle, it's a journey".

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"I don't really know what exactly is going to happen", Westfall said, "but I know that is not going to happen". A nurse with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, will help Tatum navigate the system with her disease from start to finish.

"Just everything", Robinson said about her favorite part.

"We also do recommend women to have a physician breast exam beginning or the end around age 25 on an annual bases and typically a primary care doctor or a gynecologist would be the ones who do that", continued Dr. Samuel.

Wilkinson, a stage II breast cancer survivor, said she didn't fully realize the different experiences until running the support group.

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, around the same time that the first edition of Pink Caravan Ride launched in 2011", said the mother of three, expressing that her initial reactions were a mix of disbelief and ignorance.

Breast cancer can be caused by multiple factors many including a combination of genetics, lifestyle choices and environmental impacts. So it's imperative to get the word out to them, she added. All are invited to attend and receive valuable information, door prizes, and a chance to hear the personal story of a male breast cancer survivor.

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