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Breast cancer toll plummets 40%

Breast cancer toll plummets 40%”

The story of a 45-year-old breast cancer victim in Okitipupa, came to the fore through the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Okitipupa Local Government Area, Mrs Morenike Alaka.

Komen's is kicking off a crowdfunding initiative in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“With one in eight women being told in their lifetime that they have breast cancer, regular screenings and quality care are vital to improving outcomes and we are making strides and improving treatment options with the addition of Bermuda Cancer and Health Centres radiation therapy unit.”. A woman in the US has a 12.4 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

According to breast cancer specialist Dr. Cynara Coomer, that's probably due to a combination of factors.

Hereditary mutations are extremely rare - approximately 10 percent of women test positive, which means 90 percent of women undergoing hereditary cancer testing will receive a negative result. Today I believe it's 1 in 7 women women in Colorado will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 85% of those will have no family history, and that's scary.

"Most of these are late stage discoveries and unfortunately the mortality rate here is as high as 90% for these sufferers", Mr Poort said.

Coomer agreed, saying that black women with aggressive tumors, in particular, "would be better served with health care teams or centers that provide comprehensive breast treatment".

"Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women", Byington said.

Speaking at the launch, Centra ambassador, Pippa O'Connor said, "Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a cause that I am proud to support and I'm delighted that Centra is joining the Irish Cancer Society to fight against breast cancer". "I'm looking forward to engaging my own brothers as well", he said.

"We have seen much progress in breast cancer over the past three and half decades, with breast cancer death rates dropping 39% overall", DeSantis says.

The Sea Trail Lady Niners already had a successful golf event in May to raise money for Pretty in Pink, while the Sea Trail Men's Golf Association held its fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 3, and the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Association planned to follow suit Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The 14th annual Ladies Night Out is an evening of food, fun and fashion all to celebrate women!

THE MP for Torridge and West Devon is encouraging everyone to "wear it pink" on Friday, October 20, to support Breast Cancer Now's flagship fundraiser.



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