Abdu Center experts tell latest on breast cancer during Awareness Month

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"Now I have a daughter who has a paternal and maternal aunt that have had breast cancer, so she is fully aware of those statistics that are so important", McCall said. This accounts for 15 percent of global cancer deaths.

"Even though it is scary to have some of these conversations, through having genetic counseling and possibly genetic testing people can make decisions to reduce their risk", she said.

If the DNA shows they're at risk for other types of cancer, they may choose a mastectomy over a lumpectomy and get screened for other types of cancers. Warning signs are lump in breast or underarm, change in shape or skin colour of breast, nipple inversion, discharge from nipple and swelling of the upper arm.

Ms Wigney also said events can range from a simple movie-night to a gala ball - no event is too big or too small. However, there are still several things to consider, like if this woman is physically active and watches her diet. Larsen's type of breast cancer, HER2-Positive, is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells.

She also predicted that among women carrying gene mutations, the risk of breast cancer was about 80 percent by age 70 whereas the risk fell to 8 percent among women without them.

"I read about this doctor who worked in London and collected money for breast cancer outside the tube every day after work". Many women see treatment as one size fits all.

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"Funds raised support the ongoing development of prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research".

For those who have not been diagnosed but have a family history, Gore counsels them to make sure they're ready to learn the information in their DNA.

"I started going basically when I had questions, and we would all discuss what was going on in your life", Jewell said. However, strict regulatory approval procedures, and unfavorable reimbursement policies in the developing countries are posing a challenge for the growth of the breast imaging technologies market. However, according to her, there are still ways to help curb the disease, like educational initiatives under the Pink Minute project.

A little later this month, Avon celebrity ambassadors, associates and women from different cancer support groups will gather at the Quezon City Memorial Circle grounds for the symbolic lighting of the Quezon City Memorial Monument.

Because of the support from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, the American Cancer Society is funding 159 breast cancer research grants nationwide, totaling $59 million.

East Carolina University Campus Recreation and Wellness kicked off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month yesterday afternoon with the 11th Annual Peace.Love.Pirates.Cure held in the Student Recreation Center.