Screening Offers the Best Protection for Kentucky Women

10/06/2017 03:00 | 11

Screening Offers the Best Protection for Kentucky Women

For each shirt sold, the dental organization donated $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Jocelyn was officially diagnosed with stage two breast cancer back in May and has been going through chemotherapy since then.

The American Cancer Society says almost 252,000 American women will be newly diagnosed in 2017.

ALEXIS Multispeciality Hospital in association with the Indian Cancer Society launched the "Pink It Now" campaign to promote early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to remind ourselves and the women in our lives to have a mammogram. The stamps may also be purchased by phone, 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724), or online here.

"Cancer does affect so many of us and it does affect men especially when they have a wife, a sister, a mother who has breast cancer", added Goodrich.

For the second year in a row, Houston Methodist West is partnering with LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch by hosting "A Night of Positively Pink", a breast cancer awareness celebration.

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. "Studies show that regular mammograms can help lower the risk of dying from breast cancer in women ages 50 to 74".

It is important to talk with a health care provider if you think you might be at elevated risk of breast cancer due to your personal or family history.

Jerus Mohammed, General Manager of Payless said while they are all about offering the women of Trinidad and Tobago affordable, stylish shoes, they are also focused on impacting positively on the lives of our customers. She said she has previously worked with the Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ill. "Without research, it is unlikely that any significant improvement in breast cancer treatment will be achieved", Dr Pouliot said. "We are proud to help and be a part of this very worthy effort". One in 75 women has a chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

But with almost 252,710 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2017, breast cancer is still the most common cancer diagnosis for USA women (who have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with the disease).

Although risks for breast cancer include factors that can not be changed (such as being female, age and family history), there are some actions that may reduce a woman's risk of getting breast cancer.


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