African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

The Thomasville and Davidson County communities are invited to support the initiative by purchasing pink ribbons for $1 each in honor or memory of a loved one.

A local organization in Rosedale is making strides against breast cancer.

It's also a bonding experience for breast cancer survivors and the people who stood by them through it all.

The efforts of Novant Health's foundations inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. When there are changes in the breast tissue, the machine is trained to recognize the changes and bring them to the radiologist's attention. It is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more.

The African Cancer Organisation (ACO), with its partners, is thus this year, organising series of breast cancer-related events to generate more awareness and also raise support to promote breast cancer prevention.

Twenty years ago, Tanya Snyder started the event in conjunction with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, handing out ribbons at Redskins home games in October to spread awareness of the disease. "Hower there are bright lights shining, and one is the reduction in breast cancer rates for African-American women, and it's something the city can be proud of".

Some women with stage IV breast cancer say they feel isolated. Breast cancer is curable up to 98-99.5% if detected early.

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Most of the funding goes to awareness and early detection, she said.

The effect was stronger for premenopausal breast cancer, with women who had given birth between 26-32 weeks more than twice as likely to develop breast cancer before the menopause than those who had given birth at 40-41 weeks. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are increasing in almost every region globally. Insurance companies generally don't cover the cost of mammograms of women under 40, unless they are deemed high risk, which includes a personal history of breast cancer, a strong family history of breast cancer or a genetic mutation. "I am officially in remission and celebrating in this handsome weather", said Sarah Frederick, breast cancer survivor.

The study was published in the journal Breast Cancer Research last week, and funded by Breast Cancer Now.

Harpst also said she thinks it's important for people to be their own advocates, do their own research and decide what they want to do for themselves.

So, we're talking about early detection for breast cancer in tonight's Ask the Doctor, with radiologist, Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury. Surgery has components; there is the breast sparing surgery where a specific mass is removed by taking out the lesion. This is largely attributed to early detections and medical treatments that allow people to live longer with the disease.

After a mastectomy, the chances of a recurrence (or the cancer returning) are indeed lower when compared to a lumpectomy - but they are still not zero. She said that she didn't have a history of cancer in her Haitian family, didn't smoke cigarettes, ate healthy and had none of the typical risk factors associated with breast cancer. The more dense your breasts, the higher your risk.

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