For some with cancer, ‘pink October’ can’t end soon enough

Runners in the 12th annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure race through Vancouver starting and finishing

Runners in the 12th annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure race through Vancouver starting and finishing

"The establishment of the State's Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate has provided Maine CDC funding to support more than 4,700 Maine women in receiving breast mammograms", said Scott Lever, Maine DHHS deputy commissioner of Health Services.

Jasmine Harris was 26 working as a health coordinator at a hospital when she felt a lump in her breast while taking a shower. The campaign will officially kick off on October 18.

You'd have to be a hermit to not know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - pink is everywhere. "If you're 'high risk, ' then it's encouraged that these yearly exams start at 30", says Robert Segal, M.D., cofounder of LabFinder.com, an online platform for scheduling and reviewing results from medical tests. Special booths have been established in various cities of Tehran, Kashan, Karaj, Urmia, Shahr-e Kord, Mashhad, Dezfoul, Zanjan, Semnan, Qom, Kerman, Amol, Sari, Nour, Saveh, Meybod, Sonqor, and Borujerd.

Secondary (or metastatic) breast cancer is the name given when cancer cells spread from the breast to other parts of the body, most commonly the liver, lungs, bones or brain. Less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men, and only one in a thousand men will ever be diagnosed with breast cancer.

The latest update to the ACOG guidelines (announced in 2017) broadly recommends that women with an average breast cancer risk should consider mammograms starting at age 40-with every woman getting screened no later than age 50. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are increasing in almost every region globally.

Women with stage IV breast cancer will receive treatment for the rest of their life.

Remember the earlier the diagnosis the better chance the treatment will work.

She goes on to explain that when one is self examining, they have to stand straight in front of the mirror such that they visualize the breast by checking the size, color and shape to see if there are any changes.

"It was within a year that this had come up", Harpst said.

Following the walk, the three organizations will host the "DREAM to Inspire and Tour for a Cure" brunch from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at Katch Brew and Grill - located at 31-19 Newtown Ave.in Astoria - to honor those who now are battling or have battled breast cancer.

"I knew the money would be going to a good cause and I could get a nice shirt", Han said.

"Just everything", Robinson said about her favorite part. She went to the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida for treatment. Even though breast cancer is still more prevalent in an older demographic, that does not mean it's not impossible in younger women.

Excessive alcohol use, little to no physical activity, smoking and diets high in saturated fats increase the risk of breast cancer. "New Zealand has fallen way behind our counterparts in providing life extending drugs for the metastatic breast cancer community", Sue Wall-Cade, fellow petition organiser said.

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