Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

'Paint the City Pink' walk raises breast cancer awareness, celebrates survivors

'Paint the City Pink' walk raises breast cancer awareness, celebrates survivors

More recently, more sophisticated targeted treatments are being used to treat cancer that has spread beyond the breast.

In India, over 150,000 women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer every year; a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women. In addition, the fee supports Henry Ford's Game On Cancer which provides financial assistance and services to help cancer patients. Generally, a doctor will evaluate your family history and, if you meet certain criteria, refer you to a genetic counselor who will determine if you're a candidate for a breast cancer genetic test.

Parkway's move for controlling the occurrence of breast cancer will enable the delivery of various cancer treatment therapies under a single umbrella for patients.

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Being able to narrow down a woman's individual risk will mean they are better informed about whether to have a mastectomy or not, he says.

This year, Porter Health Care System is a sponsor of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Porter County.

"When they find that they have the BRCA1 or 2 gene, many women fear that they have to take action immediately". "If it's found early, it's treatable", she said. A woman in the USA has a 12.4 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Prof Evans' team has been working with Cambridge University and researchers in the US, Australia and Europe to look at samples from 60,000 women.

That could be particularly beneficial to BRCA mutation carriers, who are also at increased risk of ovarian cancer.

October reminds us of just how many women we know and love, those who are co-workers, neighbors, friends and family, battle this disease.

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"For this year we will be hosting a brunch at Kumbali lodge on the 7th, our annual breast cancer awareness walk from parliament building to Lilongwe wildlife centre on the 14th and finally a community awareness event in Salima on the 21st".

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