PTCL 'Going Pink' in October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Fortunately, cancer researchers continue to uncover ways to enhance genomic testing, which is the study of the interaction of certain genes in your body that aid in the early identification of breast cancer. "You should start asking questions", Nathanson says.

Statins may protect against breast cancer, according to a large study published this week. While breast cancer in men is rare, it can occur. We want to break down as many barriers as possible, and encourage women to participate in screening mammography.

"Here at the hospital", said Natasha Hartman, supervisor for mammography at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, "awareness month is every month; we're glad that there's more attention brought to it this month". "You can catch things so much earlier if you really have an understanding of what you're up against".

"Breast cancer is now the most common cancer among Indian women, both in terms of incidence as well as mortality, with proportional prevalence in younger age-groups being higher than the global average".

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Earlier this week, Aspire Zone Foundation organised "Cook Pink" an internal event for its employees to raise their awareness on the importance of healthy food in the prevention of breast cancer. While black women have the highest screening rate among minority women- at 55 percent - they also have the highest breast cancer mortality. "The biggest concern with breast cancer is it gets into the lymphatic channels and spreads to the other organs".

Dr Cathy Farnon, Associate Specialist with the Southern Trust's Breast Cancer Team says: "We know that one in eight women will develop a breast cancer in their lifetime and that a family history, particularly of breast and ovarian cancer can contribute to increased risk". "We took that information and used it to empower ourselves and make the best decisions for our own health".

"Whilst we introduced annual 3D digital mammography to this group of women a number of years ago, it is also vital to empower them to help minimise their risks". Recent scans indicate that she remains cancer-free.

"I was afraid that she wouldn't make it", he said. "It turns out the history is on my father's side, and there weren't a lot of women on that side of the family". She is now the president of the organization FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. But once the National Football League, retailers, manufacturers and administration take their cut, only about 8 percent of the profits go towards cancer research, according to Business Insider.

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