Pink Week: Preview of FOX40 Breast Cancer Awareness Stories

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Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, said that the Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Program is part of the Itmenan campaign, which involves the "Universal Periodic Examination" and "Early Detection of Cancer" initiatives adopted by the Council of Ministers.

Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the disease.

Moore said that while many schools raise funds for the walk, which go entirely towards funding breast cancer research and programs for people with cancer, a shout out should go to P.S. 153 in Co-op City which has raised between $10,000 to $12,000 and holds an hour and a half dance to raise the funds. We wear it to celebrate with survivors, and to remember with those who have lost a loved one to this disgusting disease. On the weekend of October 27-28, we are holding an inaugural breast cancer brunch. DREAM Inc. will award a special person battling breast cancer with a surprise donation at the end of the walk.

Remember the earlier the diagnosis the better chance the treatment will work.

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At the same time, some 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer are expected to come to the fore.

"I felt strongly about giving back, so I used to collect wigs for women going through cancer who had lost their hair", she said.

Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen whereas radiotherapy is a therapy that uses ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells.

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She is so grateful for the help she received, following a diagnosis of breast cancer, she is now sharing her experiences with teachers and transition-year students.

"The money they raise will help Breast Cancer Care continue to provide a unique range of free support including reliable information, one-to-one support over the phone and online from nurses and people who've been diagnosed themselves".

Don't let the possibility of getting breast cancer loom over your head and stop you from living normally. "The need for early and accurate detection simply can not be over emphasised", says Dr Jackie Smilg, chairman of the Radiological Society's sub-specialty group, the Breast Imaging Society of South Africa (BISSA).

Each year, over 50,000 women attend one of Wacoal's almost 1,400 one-day Fit for the Cure events where they are treated to a personal bra fitting and intimate wardrobe recommendation while also receiving breast health guidelines every woman should know. Many lumps may turn out to be harmless, but it is essential that all of them are checked. "So I consulted my GP, who said I should go on holiday anyway because I'd have to wait a week or so for a mammogram". She had just returned from a doctor's appointment, a little exhausted, but looking forward to a good supper after having to fast since the night before.

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Her doctor was in disbelief, saying he couldn't believe that someone who ran marathons and was relatively young - she was diagnosed when she was 45 - could have breast cancer.