Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Medicine | By Debra Reynolds

Getting Mammograms Key To Early Breast Cancer Detection

Getting Mammograms Key To Early Breast Cancer Detection

The Double Silver hearts are an integral part of the 2018 Payless Breast Cancer bracelet which shoppers anticipate every year. I did and within a week I was at the office of renowned breast surgeon Dr. Karen Kostroff, being tested for breast cancer.

In 1991, pink ribbons were distributed to all breast cancer survivors and participants of the Komen New York City Race for the Cure.

Serena Williams kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month by performing topless to bring awareness to the importance of breast self-examination. The event is thought to have started in 2011 and has spread mainly through social media, with many women using the #nobraday hashtag to campaign.

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The American Cancer Society is encouraging everyone to wear pink! With the touch of a button, the operator can also shorten scan time once breast tissue acquisition is complete. But I also know women who have breast fed three children and still developed breast cancer. There are concerns, however, about the reliability of the findings.

If there is one thing that we do not wish to think about, it is the fact that cancer, and more specifically breast cancer, is for real. For the average woman, its about 12.5 percent; for high-risk women, its 20 percent or higher. He has recommended a follow-up of the study's findings.

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray procedure used to detect the early stages of breast cancer long before it can be felt and usually years before physical symptoms can manifest.

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As survival rates have increased, and the number of deaths associated with this disease is steadily declining, largely due to factors such as earlier detection, a new personalized approach to treatment and a better understanding of the disease. "Undergoing cancer treatment is a hard experience", Minton added. However, since the most positive outcomes come from catching the cancer early, all women above age 40 are encouraged to have an annual mammogram. "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".

One answer to why I developed breast cancer is that I was in my 40s and hadn't had a child.

"Early detection is key", she wrote on Instagram". If you notice any bumps or lumps, do not panic, most of the lumps or tumors are usually benign but you should take precautions.

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