Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
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Kick For The Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kick For The Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There was a lecture about breast cancer symptoms, stages and prevention methods, mammogram - the early detection test every woman between 45-69 should do once every three years and the suites where women can get screened. All proceeds benefit breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

Breast cancer is the most common type of invasive cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, after lung cancer.

Men, on the other hand, have an infinitesimally small chance of developing breast cancer.

Reproductive history: Having a first pregnancy after age 30, not breastfeeding, and never having a full-term pregnancy can raise breast cancer risk.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Dr Victoria Partey of the Trust Hospital at Osu, said past year, a total number of 1,042 people were screened, with 26 of them having suspicious cases.


More than Conquerors, a breast cancer support group, provided free breast cancer screenings on GSU's campus Monday, Oct. 14 from 2-5 p.m.in the Betty E. Smith nursing building.

"It's so encouraging that, thanks to decades of research progress and NHS investment, more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before".

In some areas, nearly all (99%) women will see a specialist within two weeks of being referred by their GP, while in others, close to one-third (29%) will have to wait longer than a fortnight. In addition to giveaway and auction tickets, signs can be purchased in honor or in memory of loved ones affected by breast cancer and will be hung at Jamestown Bowling Company.

"With incidence continuing to rise, and survival progress now stalling, we simply can not afford to let such clear chances to prevent thousands of deaths pass us by", said Baroness Morgan. "These cancers are associated with somatic mutations in breast cells that are acquired during a person's lifetime, and they do not cluster in families".

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