National breast cancer awareness month Things to consider about breast cancer


Tens of thousands of women around the world die from it yearly.

One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Dr. Scott Anderson said technology has actually came along much faster than he would have thought it would several years ago.

While the age of screening recommendation changes every couple of years, you should always have an open dialogue with your doctor. But each year better technology surfaces and with early detection and awareness this is something we can all fight together. Less than 1 percent of breast cancer cases occur in men.

It combined results from three large studies, studying 800,000 women from the Million Women Study, EPIC- Oxford and United Kingdom Biobank cohorts, with data from seven already published studies from the United States, China, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Helping to raise awareness at Weelsby View Medical Centre, Grimsby were volunteers Mary Wheatley and Eileen Clark. Many people know someone who has fought cancer. And if anything else crops up we will chat about it.

Remember that this information is not meant to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information and facilitate conversations with your physician that will benefit your health. Or if you’d like to stay informed, text CANDID to 74700 to get four breast health texts throughout the year. “People need advice – they need advocates”.

When you are deciding to contribute to a charity, it’s important to understand where the money goes.

The center will open October 13th which is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Eileen added: “We also make people aware to keep checking their breasts, as they can get lumps”. “Though they may be far from home, we do everything we can to ensure families stationed overseas know that they are not alone and they have family here on Okinawa”.

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