Early detection of breast cancer improves the ability to treat the disease

Early detection of breast cancer improves the ability to treat the disease

Early detection of breast cancer improves the ability to treat the disease

A number of wellness and health booths - including Lasco's Curves, a feminine product line, which partnered with the Nurses Association of Jamaica - were present to lend their support and provide information about breast cancer. Pink, the color of breast cancer awareness and S.H.O.E.S.an acronym for Strength, Hope, Optimism, Endurance, and Survival gives true meaning to this non-profit breast cancer organization established in 2011 by two young women, breast cancer survivor La'Kesha Jackson-Gordon and friend Ganesa Taylor. And while death rates have been decreasing since 1989, approximately 40,610 women in the US are expected to die in 2017 from this disease.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a nationwide effort to shine a light on this awful disease and the importance of early detection. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not only a time to get involved, contribute and raise awareness, it is also an opportunity to take action for your own breast health to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness is this week's focus of the 52 Weeks of public health campaign from the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

One in eight women get breast cancer and it is the most common type of cancer for women here in CT, higher incident of the disease occur here compared to the rest of the country.

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John Taitano stressed the importance of making healthier choices as well as getting screened.

Advancements in medicine have directly affected the way life insurance companies assess the risk associated with breast cancer.

Because breast cancer in its early stages has few if any symptoms, it is recommended by the National Breast Cancer Foundation that women ages 40 and older get a yearly mammogram. Breast cancer screening is done through clinical breast exams and mammography. No clear scientific evidence has been found to support this claim. The study touts an incredible and noteworthy drop in deaths from breast cancer. The first of October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a period during which we can honour those who have suffered this frightful disease by raising awareness and funds for vital research. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that 33 per cent of all breast cancer cases in the USA could be prevented with healthy, everyday changes to what we eat and how much we move. It is estimated about 460 men will die.

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