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Breast cancer awareness event kick-starts in HWT

Breast cancer awareness event kick-starts in HWT

'I have no personal experience. During the morning commute, motorists can drive through and pick up a free Panera Bread breakfast and helpful breast health information while supplies last. Breast cancer may never be completely prevented but early detection provides the best possibility of successful treatment. With early detection we can fight to improve breast cancer survival rates, which are now 96.9% in Wealden. They also acknowledged that not all women have benefited equally from the improvements, as evidenced by variation in mortality trends. "There is a 1 in 8 chance a woman will develop breast cancer sometime in her life".

This is part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, an effort to focus on diet, exercise, managing side effects, and emotional well being.

There are software-based risk assessment models that estimate a woman's lifetime risk for developing breast cancer.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Junior League of Central Westchester will host a roundtable discussion at their Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale.

While there are many risk factors that women cannot control such as age and family history, the good news is that all women can take steps to lower their breast cancer risk.

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Obesity can increase your likelihood of developing breast cancer: Fact.

Approximately 252,710 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed a year in females and about 2,470 cases are diagnosed in males. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and every year around 11,500 people lose their lives to the disease. For the non-scientist, it's important to also understand where the information is coming from.

Meanwhile sales promoter for Curves, Nadesia Watson Smith informed that the nurses at the booth were there to give pressure checks as well as inform patrons on how to check their breasts for signs of cancer.

Susan Dennehy is a clinical nurse specialist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Breast Health Centre.


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