Councilman Marches to Draw Attention to Breast Cancer Affecting Men

Oct 14, 2018, 15:33
Councilman Marches to Draw Attention to Breast Cancer Affecting Men

Throughout October, a bright pink WPD vehicle will be patrolling the streets of Watsonville, all to raise awareness of a deadly disease during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

With breast cancer the most common cancer for New Zealand women - eight women a day are diagnosed, and one in nine women will be diagnosed in their lifetime - nearly everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer.

Elements Salon Studios, located off of Pearl Chippewa Falls, hosted its grand opening celebration with a breast cancer awareness-related theme Thursday evening. The WCP reimburses participating healthcare providers for screening services using state and federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although the risk for breast cancer increases with age, the American College of Radiology recommends that women start annual screenings at age 40. One change supported by research evidence is that the clinical breast exam and the breast self-exam do not help with the early detection of breast cancer.

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She says women over age 40 should get mammograms. "It's very comforting for patients to be able to receive all of their care locally in their community where they will have support from their family and friends".

About 200 new breast cancer patients are referred to the center annually, according to Aispuro.

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"As far as employees it was a big adjustment, because we had really two departments coming together the Cancer Services Department and the Breast Imaging Department", said Waugh. Estrogen-blocking medications, such as selective estrogen receptor modulators and aromatase inhibitors, reduce the risk of breast cancer in women with a high risk of the disease.

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

For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights utilizes a team approach. Mammograms are commonly used to screen for breast cancer. Both cancer and dense tissue appear white on a mammogram, so looking for tumors in women with dense breasts can be like looking for a snowball in a snowstorm. This month, Survivor Judith Reynolds shares with Grocott's Mail readers the life-changing experience of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

"We need to be funding more programs".

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