Siân Gwenllian 'Wears it Pink' for Breast Cancer research

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The American Cancer Society estimates that about 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year alone.

For a lot of women affected by this disease, the month of October is a time to spread awareness, raise money and share inspirational stories of how they're overcoming or have overcome challenges.

Simon Jacobs, head of underwriting and claims strategy at Aegon UK, said: "Breast cancer continues to be the biggest single cause of critical illness claims that we receive at Aegon".

University of Queensland researchers said on Thursday that they have developed new breast cancer pathology guidelines that will give patients a better chance of fighting the major disease. Breast cancer screening is an individualized decision to be made with your doctor. This year, access to breast cancer medicines will be expanded to include the following health institutions: (1) National Kidney and Transplant Institute; (2) Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center; (3) Region 1 Medical Center; (4) Bicol Medical Center; (5) Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center; (6) Zamboanga City Medical Center; and, (7) Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Statistics from the Mississippi Cancer Registry show just how rare instances of inflammatory breast cancer are. Early detection of breast cancer by mammography can save lives. "We at PHCC believe that unity makes strength, hence we always look forward to joining forces with other private and government bodies to maximize the level of education on breast cancer across the communities, so they can take initiatives to improve their lifestyles and perceive breast cancer screening as a routine check-up".

"I am incredibly passionate about raising awareness of the disease, and sharing my experiences to help other women, who are having to face a diagnosis like I did".

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How does a healthy lifestyle reduce risk?

Certain factors - heredity, obesity, nutrition, menstrual history - increase risks for breast cancers of all types, according to McKinney. The report recommended linking cancer registry to the breast cancer screening programme and increasing registry coverage through the development of a nationwide network of centres. She is now the president of the organization FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.

A large number of recent immigrants to Canada are from India.

Fact: The treatment depends on the stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis and the organ (s) involved. "And it's very important to get your mammograms each and every year".

"Whatever your age it's so important to get to know your breasts and if you do spot anything unusual - be it a lump, redness or an inverted nipple - get it checked out by your GP".

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