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Breast cancer awareness on a more wide- spread scale - Head of Breast Unit

Breast cancer awareness on a more wide- spread scale - Head of Breast Unit

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women and Malta has one of the highest incidents of breast cancer in women in Europe. Of the different variations of the disease, breast cancer's prevalence was around 42 per cent.

"When I was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago, I had no idea I had a mutation in my BRCA2 gene", Davidson, now 47, explains. But for the Lambert family, those diagnosed with breast cancer are always at the forefront of their minds.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this weekend, Lynda and Teri are co-chairing the 3rd Annual Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference in Seattle.

Adding, the objective of screening is to be able to catch and detect the breast cancer early if it is to occur, so that it can be treated effectively and be able to be cured.

Ellyn was only 36 years old.

In February, while visiting with her doctor, they suggested she have genetic testing done.

Since being declared cancer-free in December 2015, Thompson has maintained a busy schedule in her advocacy efforts. It turns out Melissa has the gene mutation while her sister does not.

"Sometimes when it is hard I think so is chemo", she said. "We took that information and used it to empower ourselves and make the best decisions for our own health".

For example, the National Football League sells pink merchandise that is supposedly going toward breast cancer research.

"You can't let it stop you; you have to keep on being involved in life", she said. The couple hopes to have more children.

"I think it's important that women understand that it doesn't matter what age, what your nationality is, it affects us all", said Baker. "I remember thinking 'I'm a man". "If you know your family history, you can do something about it". Breast Cancer survivor Brandy Williamson said, "Nobody can get rid of cancer if we don't do some research". Nathanson sees patients at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. "You should start asking questions", Nathanson says. "By reaching women right in their communities, Mount Sinai's Mobile Mammography Program helps reduce disparities in breast cancer detection and survival in those disproportionately burdened by this disease". So, the mammograms are safe and women should not overplay their risks. "I need to process this because she told me the results came out positive", Sanders said.

"I want to help others because it meant so much to me when I was going through treatments".

This year will mark the fourth time the Playing For Pink Ladies Invitational Polo continues to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

Statistics from the Mississippi Cancer Registry show just how rare instances of inflammatory breast cancer are.

"It's a huge honor to be accepted on this committee that's so influential", Davidson says. If you feel something, do something."Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel, a medical oncologist and breast cancer expert at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, has spent some time talking about these issues with her patients". Taylor said she was devastated, but knew that needed to fight because she had two babies who needed her.

The Southern Trust has over 1,000 women using the family history service. She is now the president of the organization FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.

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