Women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer due to higher estrogen production, genetics, and elevated growth factors, Reuters Health reports - and women at higher risks, including African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish women, especially need this information.
In Arklow, the local Cancer Support Group also hosted a large scale Think Pink event, the first of its kind since they relocated to their new premises at St Mary's Road. "Of the 900 new cancers each year related to alcohol, half of them could be prevented if people drank within the Department of Health's guidelines". So it was very scary and I was so young. "I was going to let God take its course, it is what it is".
"I saved myself through my little knowledge and my own hands".
Q: Why The Pink Agenda?
"For the women who are underprivileged, marginalized, rural, etc., you need to rapidly improve access to good quality, timely diagnosis and basic treatment". It's a day of pampering where the focus is on the woman, not her cancer. "Nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer", said Kim Donner, of Streator Post Office. Typically, breast density decreases as women age. Pursuing the "cure" usually involves a mastectomy or lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and ongoing drug therapy. Thinking "breast cancer won't happen to me" is a risk no woman should take. That allows a woman to feel like herself. After three days, he found out he has breast cancer.
"Those of us in Pride continue to help give hope to patients and survivors", said executive chairman Datuk Azrene Abdullah. While in 2015 two have since died, and two have died so far this year from the 26 that have been diagnosed, she said.
The number of deaths can be reduced significantly with early detection and treatment, said experts at a walk to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).
It would be a short while later, after several visits to doctors and second opinions that cancer was located in the other breast.
She thanked members of the Tonga Breast Society for helping Ministry of Health in raising awareness on this disease, and for TCC for hosting the awareness event. The most significant thing you can do is to assert some encouraging words. If something changes, it's at least worth getting it looked at. I guess you never know if you're ready until you actually do it!