Fitness Facts: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Fitness Facts: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fitness Facts: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

He thinks sometimes the most important thing to do is to stay positive for them and make sure they visit a doctor and get those yearly checkups.

About 1 in 8 US women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimated that 22,440 women will be newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,080 will die from ovarian cancer.

The speaker at Monday's Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony urged others to regularly do self-breast exams. About 60% of them are from the early age group 40-45 years.

Finding breast cancer earlier means much lower levels of lymph node involvement, and that more women being treated for cancer are eligible for breast conservation.

Williams Taylor said there was no history of the disease in her family.

The median age at diagnosis for all USA women with breast cancer is 62 years. Initially, there was a rise in breast cancer death rates by 0.4% between 1975 and 1989; however, mortality rates decreased rapidly after that, with a 39% overall drop through 2015. They encourage all women to schedule a mammogram and take an empowering stance against this ravaging disease. It's an incredibly nasty, worthless disease and we need to cure it. The month of October is celebrated as the breast cancer awareness month and Alexis Multispeciality Hospital is offering screening and consultation at special rates during the campaign period between October and December.

The Morgan City High School Lady Tiger Volleyball team is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its 10th annual Paint the Pit Fundraiser. However, Susan Gorman handed out pink ribbons during the first Komen Race for the Cure in NY and is credited with beginning the movement. Today, it's a strong, memorable, and uplifting symbol of hope and inspiration.

Pink Ribbon's website notes that past contributions to Baptist Medical Center Beaches have helped purchase state-of-the-art equipment, such as a SenoClaire breast tomosynthesis with three-dimensional imaging technology, an x-ray pathology unit, a digital mammography unit and more. The decrease is thought to be the result of treatment advances (including better chemotherapy regimens), earlier detection through screening and increased awareness.

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