Free Mammograms Offered During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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To recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, French Hospital Medical Center is offering free mammogram screenings to those who are uninsured or under-insured.

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Louise Herron, Consultant in Service Development and Screening at the PHA, hopes the information will inspire women to consider the range of symptoms that may be present. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the USA, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

"Most women know that if you get a lump in your breast you need to get it checked out early", Dr Herron said. While there isn't a definite cause that has been found to cause breast cancer, some of the common risk factors include: Older age, exposure to estrogen, family history, Klinefelter's syndrome, liver disease, obesity, testicle disease or surgery. "If you are anxious about any change at all, the best way to put your mind at rest is to see your GP". When it comes to the symptoms of breast cancer, women don't exhibit symptoms similar to that of men. Pointing out that the vast majority (84.5 percent) of male breast cancer patients studied were "hormone-receptor positive", which translates to signify that their tumors grow when subjected to estrogen or progesterone, only a little more than half of those patients (57.9 percent) were prescribed drugs to halt or delay these hormones. How To Check Your Breasts For Lumps. You must not avoid any change your breasts exhibit. She is a volunteer and is grateful to the 37 others who have stepped forward so far but the usual 8am to about 7pm appeal days may have to be cut short if more people can not be found.

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