Non-cancer drug may lower risk of breast cancer

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A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month means different things to different people. "Getting a diagnosis of breast cancer can be devastating, but thanks to improved methods in detection, like contrast enhanced digital mammography offered only at Advocate Health Care, and innovations in care, more women are surviving, and feel supported, after their breast cancer treatment".

This was disclosed at a seminar on cancer at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) in Peshawar on Wednesday.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Central New Jersey was a wonderful event that brought not only the Kean community together, but also the community of Central Jersey as a whole.

This year will mark the fourth time the Playing For Pink Ladies Invitational Polo continues to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

Staff at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties on the Knights Park development raised money as part of Breast Cancer Now's national appeal "Wear It Pink". Victoria Sanders hasn't been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she's taking precautions by having a double mastectomy. Regardless of whether a person has been diagnosed and treated or has yet to have either, Jackson said men and women should do monthly self-examinations and see their doctors regularly and advocates that women especially get their annual mammograms at least by age 40.

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The warning signs for breast cancer include a new lump on the breast or under the arm; thickening or swelling of the breast; dimpling of the breast skin (like the skin on an orange); redness in the nipple area; nipple discharge other than breast milk, and change in the size or shape of the breast.

Because the chances of overcoming this disease are so slim, some women dealing with stage four breast cancer may believe that the awareness movement sends a false message of hope to women just diagnosed or in the early stages of cancer.

It's breast cancer awareness month and thousands are lacing up to make strides for a cure. Our goal is to help women understand the benefits of mammographic screening and early detection. Being her own advocate, she went back a couple months later to have the lump removed. She instantly felt a false sense of relief, but she actually did have cancer.

"People didn't think about it". Mrs. Mirza talked about her journey of how she conquered the disease by undergoing the hard process of diagnosis, treatment, surgery and post-operative care, along with the psychological repercussions of the disease. "It wasn't something that was on my radar at all because I didn't think I had a family history".

The Southern Trust has over 1,000 women using the family history service.

"There's still so much work to do", Davidson says.