Breast cancer patients receive extra encouragement from local hospital

Health experts advise early screening in order to pick up cancers at very early stages./Net

Health experts advise early screening in order to pick up cancers at very early stages./Net

In March 2013, she was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer. "There's no bell to ring". Unfortunately, that is not the case, as cancer may happen from only one microscopic breast cell that is left behind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women.

"A mammogram is a dedicated X-ray of the breast tissue", Matthiesen said. And ultimately, the disease will kill them. It took me some time to come to terms with having to face more surgery, more hospital appointments and the reminders of the bad struggle I went though, even though this time, as many people did point out "Well at least it's not the cancer back again". The most common parts of the body that breast cancer spread to are the lymph nodes in the axilla, bones, liver, lungs and the brain. It will likely increase by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020.

"Awareness of the symptoms is very vital; people need to seek screening services as early as possible as a way of reducing risks", he says.

Remember the earlier the diagnosis the better chance the treatment will work. "If you're 'high risk, ' then it's encouraged that these yearly exams start at 30", says Robert Segal, M.D., cofounder of, an online platform for scheduling and reviewing results from medical tests. The longer the time between screenings the more time the cancer has to grow, making it harder to treat once it is discovered. Screening mammography should occur at least biennially and as frequently as every year.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's chief executive Evangelia Henderson describes the lack of funding for drugs that extend the lives of advanced breast cancer patients as heartless and cruel.

Beth Fairchild, president of nonprofit METAvivor Research and Support, has stage IV breast cancer.

She says though the event is not as popular as others, it still helps gets the message across in an effort to save lives.

"They sell cupcakes, they sell pink bracelets at their churches and workplaces, and we have some our largest fundraisers in our schools".

"It is also used to communicate what actions people can take to prevent breast cancer and how they can catch its development early", Feiger said.

Every woman is different, and there are varying levels of breast cancer risk for each.

"Every year around 62,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United Kingdom so there's never been such an urgent need for our support".

"Just everything", Robinson said about her favorite part. Those topics aren't usually brought up, she said. "I didn't know what would happen to me". That new group had its first meeting in September, said Lois Wilkinson, the coalition's program manager for education and survivorship.

Petition organiser Terre Nicholson said women around the country were dying early, "losing precious time they could spend with their families and to prepare their little ones for being without their mother". So, in light of Breast Cancer Awareness this October, we're here to remind you that checking your breast health is important. She went to the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida for treatment.

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.

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