"I can't imagine being a breast cancer survivior", said Event Manager Bob Elinskas.
If I had spoken about breast cancer awareness month this time past year, my thoughts would undoubtedly be fueled by pent-up anger and resentment towards the color pink because of how it acted as a band-aid for something so out of reach: a "cure".
Some people think that if they have people in their family with breast cancer, it means they'll get it too.
Horning said the results offered new hope for people struggling with a hard disease where patients and doctors desperately need new treatment options. Organizers will provide a Breast Cancer Wall of Honor, where attendees are encouraged to write the names of loved ones affected by the disease. About 70,000 men and women are diagnosed with cancer between ages 15 and 39.
The "Pink Ribbon" campaign, which stresses the importance of early detection, has designated October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Until now, most progress had been in other cancers, including lung cancer and melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer.
Trial data released on Saturday shed light on the treatment of triple-negative tumors, which affect 15 percent of breast cancer patients, typically affecting younger-than-average women.
Women with an aggressive type of breast cancer lived longer if they received immunotherapy plus chemotherapy, rather than chemo alone, a major study has found.
Researchers said the new study was a long-awaited breakthrough for immunotherapy in breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and is diagnosed in roughly 55,000 women and 350 men every year. A timely initiative with the right degree of gravity for raising awareness about breast cancer among the folks. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age and breast density plays a role, while genetics and possible genetic mutations can't be controlled - and neither can the age at which a female starts her menstrual cycle nor if she starts menopause after the age 55.
"I have shoelaces that are pink and have words on them, ribbons, I have pins, shirts", the Benjamin Cardozo High School sophomore said. The standard treatment is chemotherapy, to which most patients quickly develop resistance. But to support the cause and raise awareness in ways that are more effective than simply wearing the color, the university can begin to educate, Van Golen says. "Because I know that the triple negative is a type of cancer that is really hard to treat". "They did the biopsy and sure enough, it was cancer".