Monday, 19 November, 2018

Kalamazoo City Hall Lit Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Immunotherapy Certain lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of breast cancer
Melissa Porter | 23 October, 2018, 11:31

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy substantially extends survival for women with advanced breast cancer, a major clinical trial has found. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age and breast density plays a role, while genetics and possible genetic mutations can't be controlled - and neither can the age at which a female starts her menstrual cycle nor if she starts menopause after the age 55.

"Over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the US". He suggests getting a biopsy every time, just to be safe. Trends have shown that today's young people are on track to be the most overweight generation-and obesity has been proven to contribute to higher cancer rates.

Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, strings of bunting adorned with these pink knitted bows has been on display at venues across the county.

The moment I first learned of my mom's diagnosis, I felt that the way breast cancer awareness month promoted "awareness" via pink ribbons was just another way to make something scary more palatable for the general public. Many of us have a misconception that visiting a doctor is required only if we have symptoms that do not go away.

The CBE programme of TS and AP eventually became a part of the national guidelines for breast cancer screening programme.

"The development of palbociclib is one of the biggest advances in treatment for women with advanced breast cancer in the last two decades". But having a triple-negative breast cancer isn't good. To counter this, we need a solution that will be tailor made for Indian population. Moreover, there is also a shortage of trained personnel who can report the mammography properly.

And according to statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS), almost 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2015.

Treatment options remain limited. It is also the duty of the specialist to clarify questions posed in an unhurried manner and reinforce the points in simple easy to understand language. However, women with dense breast tissue are likely to benefit the most.

By my estimates, 9 out of 10 breast lumps are not cancers. The breast is positioned and compressed in the same way as a conventional mammogram.

Cancer has always been considered a disease of the aged.

Over the last decade, even though there is a rise in incidence of breast cancer, but with awareness, access and changing paradigms in cancer care, the mortality rate has come down gradually.

Does breast cancer affect only older women?