Wanda will light up the sky pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Alicia Farmer
October 19, 2018

The earlier breast cancer is detected, the less aggressive the treatment will be.

A majority of breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years or older.

Did you know, for instance, that according to statistics from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Grays Harbor has the lowest breast cancer survival rate in all of Washington?

Screening and diagnostics are carried out on all patients. Her reasoning? She had been diagnosed just the day before with breast cancer.

The National Cancer Institute reports that Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer despite white women having higher incidence rates for the disease, and African American women are nearly 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer compared to non-Hispanic white women. Men should also do breast self-exams in the shower and share anything unusual with their doctors. For example, in one podcast, Larry Norton, MD, FASCO, scientific director of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and medical director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses his research and work, while also sharing how Evelyn Lauder and her husband Leonard made a decision to fund breast cancer research. Healthy eating and exercise help; overweight and obese women have higher breast cancer rates. The majority of Lebanese women have lesser knowledge of various Breast Cancer-related aspects than what they think they know. "Since radionuclides are used in imaging and locating tumors, we can now simultaneously image and treat breast cancer metastasis using the same radionuclide".

And insurance should not be a barrier in receiving a screening, as Spahn points out. A woman would consciously and unconsciously weigh the different factors, fears and expected outcomes all together, rather than each element separately. All the proceeds that CSS receives go directly to people with cancer and their families. But, a woman who has inherited a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation is about five times more likely to develop the disease than a woman who does not have the mutation.

Scott says in 2011, he chose to self-examine his breasts after doctors diagnosed his younger sister with breast cancer. But women delay screening, and those delays cost lives. "How will I see myself without a breast if it will happen to me?" Lebanese women get discouraged from the idea of having to do follow-up tests and operations, in addition to how society would look at them after being diagnosed.

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Treatment may have put her into early menopause which is hard for Becca as she does want to have her own children one day.

October is a big month for Cancer Support Services as it is cancer awareness month.

With thousands of new cases being diagnosed every year, countless numbers of people have been both directly and indirectly affected by any form of cancer.

"I'm just so much more aware of what God has done for us". Health care officials, howver, say there are also too many myths.

Religion itself acts as a barrier and facilitator among women across Lebanon.

Self-checks: A lot of the time, this is the first line of defense for many women. "While these types of measures are useful for comparisons across groups of patients and for isolating the effect of a cancer diagnosis on survival, they may be less useful in predicting chances of recurrence at the individual level, especially for patients with comorbidities", Mariotto said.

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