Published: Mon, October 07, 2019
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What My Sister's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Taught Us About Caregiving

What My Sister's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Taught Us About Caregiving

Marshall University and St. Mary's Medical Center will be organizing events throughout the month of October to raise awareness and support those affected by breast cancer.

Two other dire indicators showed up in the data as well: men who were diagnosed with breast cancer tended to be much older, and also tended to present to physicians with a more advanced form of the disease.

"If you aren't suspecting it", he tells them, "you're maybe going to overlook symptoms in the breast area a little while longer whether it be distortion of the nipple breast area, or pain or a lump". For many people who have received a breast cancer diagnosis, as well as their families, the five-year breast cancer survival rate of 88% has helped transform their diagnosis from one of fear to one of hope.


The UK's Daily Mail has reported that Beyoncé and Solange have tested negative for the mutated BRCA2 gene that is linked to the cancer that their father, Mathew Knowles, recently announced that he was diagnosed with. Male patients accounting for less than one percent of all recorded breast cancer cases. He's now urging men to be more aware of breast cancer and get tested. Still, an estimated 268,600 women (and 2,670 men) in the US are expected to be diagnosed this year and 41,760 women (and 500 men) will die of the disease in 2019. How will we care for mom?"She broke the news to me over the phone. Some women will need to be screened at a younger age or more often than others", said Tufano.

"We never ask anything like that", Reyes said. Our new law requires both private insurance and Medicaid to cover several preventative measures to help women detect breast cancer. "Then they are out of work for months for surgery and treatment and they have a mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments and taxes to pay". The funds raised will support the American Cancer Society.

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