Local organizations work to support those battling breast cancer

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Becca said: "I'm taking part in wear it pink because I want to show others you can get through breast cancer". Here are a few you should ask your oncologist if you are diagnosed with breast cancer. "We don't talk about it with our girlfriends". That is why the availability of health care coverage is not a strong predictor for the test itself, yet it extremely facilitates a woman's decision to seek screening services.

They use the latest in technology in breast screening procedures.

Over the years of their nonprofit's advocacy, she said the programming has evolved from their earliest efforts to just get Black woman to regularly access their mammograms, but now the bigger fight continues for equal treatment following the diagnosis. The American Cancer Society reported that women with stage zero or stage one breast cancer have close to a 100 percent five-year survival rate, which is defined as the "percentage of people who live at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer". But because of the importance of early detection, it's a good protocol.

About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year alone and it is estimated that over 40 percent of women in the US have dense breast tissue. Funding for that is generated through the coalition's Bikers Against Breast Cancer poker run and donations from organizations, including Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Steel Valley Credit Union, Softite Credit Union and Reisbeck's brown bag lunch program. "Despite newer treatments, many patients still succumb to the disease. There are lots of different things that can promote cancers that exercise might help dampen or prevent". For example, the United States Preventative Task Force published guidelines in 2016 recommending annual mammograms beginning at age 50. However, studies have shown that these guidelines would miss approximately one third of cancers. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

"Therapies such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), involving light and a photosensitizing chemical substance, which used in conjunction with molecular oxygen can cause cell death, offer a high degree of control that is effectively used to manage cancer in early to advanced stages", he says.

Sadly, cases of metastatic breast cancer have been rising slightly for women ages 25 to 39.

Breast cancer accounts for more than one in three cancers diagnosed in the U.S.

Before the team's match with Elizabeth High School at 7 p.m. on October 24, breast cancer survivors will be honored. Some healthy habits make a big difference.

Maintain a healthy weight.

This Saturday you can help us change this statistic. This is your gift to yourself! Most often its first detected by a mammogram or other imaging scan with no other signs or symptoms. The Know Your Lemons web site is a great place to start educating yourself.

Know the risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Carefully research your options.

Leslie Aftanas, coalition co-chair, presented a commemorative gift to about 20 breast cancer survivors in attendance. Also, do not forget to give yourself regular breast self-exams and get annual breast exams from your doctor after the age of 40.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CAC is holding the event "Feel Your Boobies- Bras Across Campus" in the KAV. Statewide, nearly 30 percent of cancers are diagnosed at the more advanced Stage 3 or 4. For those who are 40 to 49 years old, the CDC suggests talking with a doctor about getting mammograms.

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