Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk being held on Sunday

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk being held on Sunday

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,610 will die from the disease this year.

Medical Director at Mercy Breast Care Center Dr. Adnan Qalbani says that regular check-ups are crucial. "And by doing screening mammograms, we catch it early- often before you even feel a lump, or know that something is going on".

He adds a cure is not as simple as just getting rid whats making you sick.

Lester Barr, chairman of charity Prevent Breast Cancer, which partly funded the research, said: "With more accurate genetic testing, we can better predict a woman's risk of developing the disease and therefore offer the appropriate advice and support, rather than a "one size fits all" approach".

Among genetics and environmental factors, unopposed estrogen is a cause of breast cancer.

A woman's risk of breast cancer almost doubles if she has a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Now many women who carry high-risk breast cancer genes choose to have breast removal surgery in order to reduce their risk of developing the disease. "But you should try and be on a limited dose, and you should be on it the shortest period of time you can". There will be a special t-shirt for the first 50 breast cancer survivors that check in at the event.

CRANBURY, N.J. -(Business Wire)-Physicians' Education Resource® (PER®), the leading resource for oncology and hematology continuing medical education (CME), will host the Miami Breast Cancer Conference®: Attendee Tumor Board at 2 p.m., October 27, announced Phil Talamo, president, PER®.

Mr Balfour joined fellow parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved and help support Breast Cancer Now's efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

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