Breast Cancer is a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Women

Grant Boone
October 14, 2018

That's more than the entire student populations of Radford and Virginia Tech combined.

"So they had the "Paint the Town Pink" event going on and they were doing something at the Fill-Inn Station for the 'Funds for the Fighters, ' and we just decided that we wanted to add on to that", says Betsy Larson, Owner of Elements Salon Studios. “By offering this supplemental screening to mammography for patients with dense breast tissue, we anticipate improving detection for small cancers that may not be seen on a mammogram alone in these women.”. "We need to be figuring out why some women are dying of this disease and some aren't and how we can change that", Elizabeth Hand, community engagement manager for the Virginia Blue Ridge chapter of Susan G. Komen, said. I think the scariest part of any time you have abnormal imaging is the not knowing if it's cancer or not.

"A metastatic breast cancer diagnosis is scary, and people naturally have a lot of questions", said Jean Sachs, Chief Executive Officer of LBBC.

In the United States, cancer statistics reported that in 2016, some 250,000 new breast cancer cases were diagnosed, and approximately 40,000 people died of the disease. Tonight there is a special event to raise money for the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer at a Chico restaurant and bar.

But about 20 percent of patients at the Shimberg Breast Center dont opt for it, usually because of the cost.

If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years.

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Moreover, a woman's risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Katz Cancer Resource Center provides free support for patients before, during and after treatment.

"The objective of my position is to navigate patients with breast cancers or even breast concerns through this emotional and medically challenging time in their life", Wilkes said. Before a breast MRI, you receive an injection of dye.

"The leading site of cancer death among females in Saint Lucia is the breast". Breast examination is to determine any abnormality in the lymph nodes.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. "They called me and said I have invasive ductal carcinoma which is a form of breast cancer".

St. John's hospitals offer the latest in breast imaging technology, breast tomosynthesis.

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