Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Through Proper Screening

During its first year of the effort in 2017, WPD raised $6,193 for the Katz Cancer Resource Center at Dominican Hospital.

How can you protect yourself against Breast Cancer?

Rep. Omeria Scott, a breast cancer survivor, was the guest speaker for the event.

The American Cancer Society estimates that this year approximately 268,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 41,000 will lose their life from it. 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. There are many different Associations that support Breast Awareness, such as Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and many more. Moreover, long-term exposure to second-hand smoke can also increase your risk for developing breast cancer. There are concerns, however, about the reliability of the findings. He has recommended a follow-up of the study's findings. Mammograms are commonly used to screen for breast cancer. In most cases, women in these high-risk groups should begin screening for breast cancer no later than 30, with a combination of mammography and MRI.

Presenting yourself early for treatment may result in more effective treatment, leading to a reduction in pain and suffering and a significant decrease in the loss of life. Effective treatment becomes more hard if the cancer has spread, making the chance of survival much lower.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for our newspapers to share the stories of how local communities come together to battle breast cancer, and herald those suffering for the spirit needed to fight this disease during their hard journey to good health.

“We are committed to informing patients about breast density, and offering supplemental screening options, ” said Sophia Roumanis, M.D., section head of Breast Imaging and Intervention, Beaumont Breast Care Center, Dearborn.

The risk of breast cancer increases with increasing age. Her cancer was so small and early stage that it might not have shown up on standard two-dimensional images. "Over 70s should continue mammograms every two years, even if you have to pay for them".

"Vitas House has been the beneficiary of the profits from this Payless ShoeSource initiative "Embrace the Cause" for the past 9 years and it has been an honor and privilege for us", said Dr. Jacqueline Sabga, Medical Doctor and Chairman of Vitas House Hospice.

  • Aubrey Nash