'Screen For Life' launches campaign to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In fact, 1 out of 2 women, felt that they were at risk for breast cancer.

While all Centre County commissioners typically are active in community events and fundraisers, Dershem said it was his wife's initial involvement with the Hope Lodge in Hershey, which offers lodging and care to families impacted by breast cancer, that spurred his motivation to join the team. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

Then in 2017, Fray found a lump in her breast. These are the types of cancers that mammograms can catch that you may not notice. "Therefore, there's no reason to completely eliminate sugar from your diet".

"Approximately one in 20 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to medical experts".

Most women with metastatic breast cancer don't like being called survivors, she learned recently.

"Actually, exercise, maintaining good body weight and limiting the intake of alcohol all have been linked to decreased risk of breast cancer", Peddi said.

For more information on the issues surrounding breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment and cures, the following list of resources may prove helpful. Oftentimes, the large breast cancer events consist of women in the early stages or considered to be survivors. She said her mother was a nurse and had a history of breast cancer.

Focusing on the most common form of cancer in women that strikes women of all ages, National Breast Cancer Awareness is the ideal time to bring a greater awareness of this epidemic to the forefront.

The pink ribbon which has become a symbol representing breast cancer awareness, is available as a magnet pin, and will be on sale at RM5 at selected Watsons and online stores.

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SOMC has been selling T-Shirts with the Light it Pink logo since the first of this month, with the goal of having thousands of individuals wear the shirts on Friday to show support for those fighting, or who have previously fought cancer.

At the county commissioners meeting tomorrow, October 9, Tammy Ahles, American Cancer Society's executive director for the Pittsburgh Market, will speak.

Once a person receives their breast cancer diagnosis, Smith steps in. However, radiation from mammograms use less radiation than chest X-rays and expose you to only about a tenth of the amount of radiation you are exposed to in nature.

The amount the Postal Service contributes to breast cancer research is determined by the difference between the 65-cent purchase price and the First-Class Mail rate in effect at the time of purchase, minus any costs incurred by USPS. What's more, if one pink-lighted building, one pink poster or one pink ribbon reminds one high-risk woman of the need to schedule a mammogram, the value of pink-ribbon month will have more than proved its worth.

"This affects so many people".

"I am proud to be able to play a part in the fight for awareness and funding by making our already-stunning Smith Street bridge even more eye-catching, all month long".

A handful of women interviewed knew only of a couple of others who have metastatic breast cancer.

Hence, according to the American Cancer Association, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women.

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