Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Holmes Lake

Grant Boone
October 15, 2018

Statistics from World Health Organization show that breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Forestville Lady Hornets volleyball team will once again host its annual "Spike Out Cancer" volleyball experience.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced October 1 the 10-year anniversary of the initial release of Maine Breast Cancer Support specialty license plate, which raises funds to combat breast cancer in Maine.

To an extent, women's breast cancer risks are determined by their ancestry and life events, said Marilie Gammon, professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The money will go to fund more breast cancer research.

Those are the only people who get it, she said. "It is especially effective for women with dense breast tissue". They are things that founder Molly Zaver wishes she had when undergoing treatment in 2011.

Until she was diagnosed with stage IV, Valley said she didn't know that about 30 percent of women with early stage breast cancer will develop metastatic disease. Williams shared that one recent attendee had a daughter in her 20s going through breast cancer.

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"After visualizing, you palpate your breasts when lying or sitting down". Unfortunately, we know that there are still a lot who either don't follow this advice or just do it when they feel it's necessary. Hold up your arm to your head then palpate using the finger pads to rule out anything, you start from the collar bone and reach the arm pit as well because the breast muscles reach there too. "We were able to reassure them that this was treatable, and that I'd be having chemotherapy". "To celebrate this 10th anniversary of the "pink" specialty license plate, Maine CDC encourages women to speak with their healthcare providers about routine screenings for breast cancer", Lever said.

In September 2015, Ger had a mastectomy and lymph nodes removed at the Hermitage Clinic.

A day filled with laughs, hugs, connections and Redskins football made for a special day for everyone in attendance.

Women who begin to have their periods early (menarche) and go through menopause late are at higher risk, Gammon said.

Dr Lynch says women should aim for an hour of moderate physical activity such as a brisk walk every day or half an hour of more vigorous exercise such as running or a cardio class. That's when breast surgeon Professor Arnold Hill confirmed that the lump was indeed a tumour.

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