Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Helping patients navigate their way through a breast cancer diagnosis

Professionals' sales administrator Claire Henderson managing director Chris Fyson and general manager Jessica Warren are excited to raise money as part of the business' breast cancer fundraising drive Helping patients navigate their way through a breast cancer diagnosis
Melissa Porter | 12 October, 2018, 01:07

The bagels are shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness. In a 2016 Presidential Proclamation, Barack Obama had this to say about this serious women's health issue.

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. On Saturday, October 20, they will host their annual "Pink" game. Yearly mammography after the age of 45 is highly recommended.

Until she was diagnosed with stage IV, Valley said she didn't know that about 30 percent of women with early stage breast cancer will develop metastatic disease. Consequently, the Society further indicates that there are more than 3 million survivors today in the US alone. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. "The prerequisite is detection". Breast cancer death rates have decreased almost 40 percent since 1990 as a result of screenings and better treatment, according to the American College of Radiology.

Previous Breast Cancer Awareness Month concerts sponsored by the hospital include "The Greatness of Mahler", with Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony, and "Celebration and Reverence", featuring Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and a solo by the concertmaster, Emma Rubinstein.

Published in Breast Cancer Research, the Markey study determined the role collagen XIII plays in breast cancer progression.

But then she learned her cancer metastasized to her lungs in 2013. "Our study indicates that moderate, relatively short-term weight reduction was associated with a statistically significant reduction in breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women", said Dr. Chlebowski. Even worse, approximately 321,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,290 cases of in situ breast cancer were reported in 2015.

TWO million women with dense breasts and who are at higher risk of breast cancer are being denied crucial information that could help them detect cancer. The disease killed approximately 40,290 women in 2015. Digital tomosynthesis creates 3-D pictures of the breast. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.

Griffith University's iconic bridge across the Smith Street Motorway is once again spending its evenings awash in a stunning shade of pink in support of the fight against breast cancer. For the first time, Valley saw October differently.

This Monday we're diving into what it's like after a person receives their breast cancer diagnose. "I want our voices to be heard by the relevant authorities that Tawau needs a mammogram machine badly and urgently", she said. "But I know that is not going to happen".