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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"Having dense breasts — along with other risk factors — may make MRI necessary", said Niell. More than 90% of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage survive their disease, compared to around 15% for women diagnosed with the most advanced stage of the disease. I urge everyone to be checked annually - yes, even men can have breast cancer.

Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.

Women should try to get in the habit of doing breast self-examinations once a month in order to familiarize themselves with how their breasts normally look and feel.

Understanding the various types of breast cancer and how to treat them is what the National Breast Cancer Foundation fearlessly raises money for. Breast density is a measurement of the amount of fatty tissue versus the amount of fibrous tissue in the breast.

Continuing its efforts to empower clinicians and patients in their fight against breast cancer, GE Healthcare today launched the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) 2.0 in the United States. This also means that 7 in 8 women will never have the disease.

There are also a number of ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer, including being a healthy weight, being active for 30 minutes a day at least five days a week, not drinking more alcohol than the recommended daily amount, breastfeeding your baby, not smoking and by attending Breastcheck when called. Mi Dia From Scratch invites all people, whether impacted by this disease or not, to celebrate life and to contribute to the progression of breast cancer awareness and research by visiting any of their locations in Plano, Flower Mound and Grapevine. "I think always when you do something like that change is scary, I think we were all wondering how it might all come together". She made another appointment, this time with her OBGYN. At McLaren Northern Michigan, a full-time nurse navigator guides patients through diagnosis, surgery, and other therapies."The goal is connecting patients with the resources they need and empowering patients to have the best possible experience as they travel through the care continuum", said Melissa DeSimone, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN, breast health nurse navigator. From there, Hunk stated that her whole world got turned upside down.

Rep. Omeria Scott, a breast cancer survivor, was the guest speaker for the event. This year was the first year we've worked together on the Paint it Pink/Light it Pink campaign and a couple of weeks ago we were getting together all the decorations and working together and I just made the comment, "Oh my gosh, this is just unbelievable seeing the Breast Imaging Team and the Cancer Services Team working together, laughing, developing relationships, all that fear of change has just disintegrated". The logo design was the form of an abstract female runner outlined with the pink ribbon, and from there on out it was used from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. Apparently breast cells only really "mature" when they produce milk for breast feeding and if they don't go through that they remain like immature teenagers. "Undergoing cancer treatment is a hard experience", Minton added.

Associations such as Susan G. Komen often hold special events such as Race for the Cure.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Naval Hospital Pensacola is taking the opportunity to educate patients about the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of getting checked.