Large raises thousands for cancer research

Grant Boone
October 19, 2018

To that end, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Medical Association recommend that women receive mammograms every year, beginning at age 40.

From left are Nancy Tyler, Sara DeSanto, Carolyn Handville and Karen Reynnells.

Dr. Hadi Abu Rasheed, Head of Professional Development and Scientific Research Department at QCS, said: "This event comes within our Life is Pink campaign, which Qatar Cancer Society launched during the month of October to raise awareness about breast cancer, emphasize the importance of periodic examination for early detection, and promote a healthylife style to prevent it".

Walk-ins will be accommodated as able.

"Breast density is an independent risk factor that drives how we communicate with women about their cancer risk", study co-author Adam Yala said.

This year's "Human Pink Ribbon" will be formed at ConnextCare Pulaski 61 Delano St., beginning at 10 a.m. "From research to education, prevention to diagnosis and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by breast cancer". Of all these patients 60 percent had a family history of breast cancer.

Since 2007, McHenry County has served 7,884 uninsured or under-insured women between the ages of 35 and 64 with free breast and cervical cancer screenings through the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP).

"Cancer doesn't necessarily mean a death sentence anymore, and chemotherapy is much better now than it used to be". The earlier breast cancer is found, the more likely it can be treated.

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Bottom Line: A statistical method could fill the gaps in the US cancer registry data to estimate the short- and long-term risk of recurrence of hormone receptor (HR)-positive and HR-negative breast cancers.

October is a big month for Cancer Support Services as it is cancer awareness month.

"Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point".

"I told everybody, and everybody said you don't have cancer", said Scott.

Compounding the issue is that dense tissue can mask cancers in mammograms, which is why 30 US states mandate that women be notified if their mammograms show they have dense breast tissue.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer, and each month nearly 1,000 women will die from the disease.

The Mayo Clinic reported that limiting alcohol consumption and not smoking reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Most often its first detected by a mammogram or other imaging scan with no other signs or symptoms. Twenty-five research grants will also be awarded to give scientists room to explore innovative ideas that could help find a cure for breast cancer. For those who are 40 to 49 years old, the CDC suggests talking with a doctor about getting mammograms. That's in addition to the thousands more who are going through treatment or waiting to see if the disease will recur.

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