As for prevention, Petersen lists overweight, obese, and inactive women as being at a higher risk for breast cancer.
In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, C, I-Batavia) is calling on individuals to embrace education and early detection as primary mechanisms to fight the disease.
The idea behind the campaign is to "tap into the power of pink" - a phrase coined by the community leaders of Real Men Wear pink to describe the powerful influence of wearing pink to increase awareness and raise funds to support their mission of saving more lives than ever from breast cancer.
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Breast cancer is usually characterized by a lump in the breast or near the underarm, however it is possible for someone to have breast cancer and not show any symptoms, making mammograms, with their advanced 3D imaging very important to the detection of this disease.
"Breast cancer has personally affected my own family", Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons said.
"It's extremely important you know, early detection is the best for prognosis and what we're looking for are things that you can not feel". There will be 9,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer this year in MI alone.
Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2022 is one of the government's Big Four priority agenda aimed at ensuring that no Kenyan undergoes financial hardship while seeking health care.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women of all races in South Africa.
Jaye Sciullo, executive director of Susan G. Komen, said they are dedicated to providing access and information for people in the community with breast cancer concerns. Treatment for cancer patients will also be supported with the money donated. They went to radiation appointments, brought meals, called, texted, sent cards and basically carried her through the ordeal.