Since Tools for the Cause began in 2012, Matco Tools has donated over $750,000 to breast cancer research. To find an American Cancer Society Making Strides walk near you, visit: www.makingstrideswalk.orgABOUT ISLAND COFFEE Island Coffee continues on a path to find the world's best coffee. "She was 45 when she was first diagnosed and beat cancer!" tells Tina Siders, owner.
"Breast Cancer awareness, early detection and screening are vital issues for women and their families", said CHFS Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson. For women with a personal or family history of breast cancer, Premier Health offers high risk breast centers with specialized nurses, genetic counselors and other breast health experts to develop a personalized plan to meet each woman's unique needs. No one has to face Cancer alone.
For more information head over to their website. Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women.
If your mother did not have breast cancer, you are not at risk: Myth. "Breast cancer is easier to treat when caught early, yet we know according to Cancer Care Ontario only 63 per cent of women in our region are getting screened through the OBSP for early signs".
In fact, as stated by the National Cancer Institute, "Of all breast cancers detected by screening mammograms, up to 54 percent are estimated to be results of overdiagnosis". For the non-scientist, it's important to also understand where the information is coming from.
I am also not unique in having lost a loved one to this disease, as well as having been fortunate enough to celebrate a loved one surviving their battle with breast cancer. They are: the type of breast cancer, the time of diagnosis and end of treatment, the size of the tumor and stage of the cancer, metastasis and lymph node effects, and the type of treatment. It's still holding steady at about 40,000.