Thousands don pink for breast cancer walk

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Ghana's premier lingerie and sportswear shop, Beautiful Beneath and Cancer Support Network of Ghana, will organize a health walk meant to increase breast cancer awareness in Accra. I was getting my annual gynecology checkup when the doctor said: "I don't like what I feel here; let's go upstairs and get you a mammogram right away!"

3D mammograms have been available for a few years, but the technology is celebrating its first anniversary at St. Barnabas.

The Double Silver hearts are an integral part of the 2018 Payless Breast Cancer bracelet which shoppers anticipate every year. "Breast cancer does not discriminate. They will also be taught how to examine their own breasts", Norbal said.

It is recommended that women get screening mammograms beginning at age 40 and continuing annually. I urge everyone to be checked annually - yes, even men can have breast cancer.

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Owner of the Salon, Betsy Larson, says all proceeds from the services during the event will be donated to 'Funds for the Fighters, ' a local charity supporting an anonymous Chippewa Falls woman now battling breast cancer. "We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care as we help patients navigate through all portions of their treatment plan", says Dr. Andrade.

"Breast Cancer affects one in eight women in a lifetime and one percent of men", said Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman Naomi Perez, leading chief petty officer of Internal Medicine Clinic and certified mammogram technician.

While previously located in different buildings and locations, The Breast Center relocation now provides patients with more convenient breast care from SOMC radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and breast care specialists.

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

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If there is a family history of breast cancer, consulting a physician regarding the appropriate age to begin screenings could be lifesaving.

In the United States, cancer statistics reported that in 2016, some 250,000 new breast cancer cases were diagnosed, and approximately 40,000 people died of the disease. Before a breast MRI, you receive an injection of dye.

"It is so incredibly important we do all we can to help support women and encourage them to get vital checks so we can make sure early detection rates increase".

Despite growing incidence of breast cancer, over 86 per cent of women now survive their breast cancer diagnosis for five years. “As breast ultrasound technology continues to advance, we are investing to continually improve image quality, workflow and patient comfort all of which contribute to early detection and improved outcomes.”.

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