"A lot of people think that you can only get breast cancer when you are 30 or 40 years old, but actually you can get breast cancer as young as at 15 years old". This month, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she has completed six speaking engagements and participated in the annual Cancer Awareness Research and Eradication Walk on the Ole Miss campus. When it didn't go away in a few weeks, she went for a checkup that led to a biopsy-lumpectomy.
"Sometimes when it is hard I think so is chemo", she said.
Women who are afflicted seem to be largely ignored and misunderstood by the Breast Cancer Awareness movement. The incidence of breast cancer is 25.8 per 100,000 women and is expected to rise to 35 per 100,000 women in 2026, according to the ministry of health and family welfare.
"I remember thinking this was odd, why is he calling me at 9:30 on a Thursday night - and he told me I have cancer", she said.
"Risk depends on the number of affected family members, their age at diagnosis and whether there is a known breast cancer gene in the family. It helps breast cancer survivors, with no medical aid or funds and who can not afford to undergo breast reconstructive surgery following diagnosis and mastectomy, single and or double, achieve balance and dignity".
From now through November, 50 cents from every taxi fare will be donated to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi's most comprehensive business news each and every day. During the follow-up visit, the doctor informed her that she had a rare form of cancer, stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.
Sanders knows her twin sister, Penny, is proud of her.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Topeka is right around the corner, but there's no time to waste when it comes to finding a cure. That's when Melissa and her sister chose to get tested. "We have young people who present" symptoms of IBC, she adds, citing ages ranges from the 30s through the 60s. It was a video that would change her life.
Treatment of breast cancer has improved significantly since she first began as well, with five-year survival rates jumping from 20 percent to 90 percent from around 1990 to now, she said. Recent scans indicate that she remains cancer-free. Nearly 50% of breast cancer patients first visit the doctor when they are in stage 3 and 15-20% of patients visit when they are in stage 4, the researchers said following discussions with oncologists.