Breast cancer suvivor shares her fight against disease

Breast cancer suvivor shares her fight against disease

In the United States in 2018, Susan G. Komen estimated that 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be found in women and 2,550 new cases will be found in men.

She advised that women especially should watch their weight and endeavour to breastfeed their babies, to reduce their chances of having breast cancer. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unthinkable happened - her breast cancer had returned and metastasized (or spread), to her pancreas, liver and right lung.

Black women survivors are working to raise awareness about breast health and breast cancer in their communities.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.

In India, over 1, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year -a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women.

The Mammovan was created in 1996 through a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

A data obtained from the hospital showed that a total of field visits of Federal Breast Cancer Screening Programme in BHU / RHCS of Islamabad Capital Territory were 54 so far and also covered Schools, Colleges and Universities of Islamabad during which a total of 280 LHWS were trained in BHU and RHC.

"I think black women don't always feel comfortable going to a doctor's office where all white employees work", she said.

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Indeed, one study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2013, found that massages not only improved quality of life for patients with advanced cancer, but also reduced pain and improved sleep.

The charity Breast Cancer Care wants to change that.

She said the higher the stage, the less likely a patient is to survive.

Dr. Patrick Kobla Quist, a retired obstetrician/Gynaecologist, says breast cancer was not a woman's disease but a disease that can equally affect and even kill men at a faster rate than women. It contains flashcards that cover all Breast Cancer Care's traditional information and more recent innovations in care, like mindfulness meditation. Breast cancer screening is carried out to detect cancer in its early stage and ensure timely treatment for the patients. Study of raw materials, downstream demand and present Breast Cancer Screening market dynamics are also included.

"We realised that breast cancer is one of the diseases with high death rate, and people need to be more enlightened about it".

Breast cancer is a public health concern but taking responsibility on a personal level falls in on us. "Despite these efforts more still needs to be done to ensure we totally wipe away cancer", he said. Why don't you walk the talk by joining the campaign to fight and to stop breast cancer today?

"Why are women, black women dying more than white women?" said Drayton.

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