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A few years after becoming cancer-free, a friend told Jewell she would be ideal for Reach to Recovery, an American Cancer Society program that matches breast cancer survivors with recently diagnosed patients. Previously this information was available by request to the Breast Screening Program. The nonprofit's breast cancer initiatives include research, patient services and educating women on screenings and risk reduction. Twice. And we don't know why, proving there's still much to learn about why we get cancer and how we prevent it.

This change will help women better understand their breast cancer risk and how best to address it. Age is one factor that can impact how dense a woman's breasts are, but weight, genetics and family history also play a role.

Ms Chattoe, who has beat breast cancer twice herself and lost her sister to the disease, saw her mother pass away over the summer.

Susan G. Komen for OR and Southwest Washington said it's goal for 2018 is to focus on research into aggressive forms of breast cancer, better help women with health disparities and put forth more research into technology that will better detect the cancer. Young women more often have dense breasts. During a screening mammogram, dense breasts may mask an underlying cancer, making it more hard to detect; however, many cancers are detected on mammograms even if dense breast tissue is present.

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Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early sometimes up to three years before it can be felt and patients do not need a doctor's prescription to schedule your appointment.

He said this in a speech read for him at the media launch of this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month organised by the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and its partner hospitals in collaboration with the Accra City Hotel. Breasts that are mostly made up of fat with less breast and connective tissue are considered low density.

"I started going basically when I had questions, and we would all discuss what was going on in your life", Jewell said. Breast density is a finding that can only be seen on a mammogram. Due to their age, they can also expect to pay the costs for additional years of treatment and monitoring.

October every year is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer through public education on breast cancer and treatments. She underwent a mastectomy with two-stage breast reconstruction, performed in Brooklyn by plastic surgeon Alyssa Golas, MD.

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