"With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month Reach For Recovery's Ditto Project really stood out to me", said organiser Edith Venter.
Not long after that, Thompson had her sister shave her head. Jackson said if the tumor crosses two or more quadrants of the breast-i.e. upper-inner upper-outer, lower-inner and lower-outer-a mastectomy is usually necessary, followed by radiation, chemo or a combination of the two. Generally, a biopsy of a detected mass in the breast is taken and sent to a pathologist who determines if the tumor is aggressive or localized and if the cancer has metasticized. It's cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, beyond where it originated.
Women with metastatic breast cancer are being unfairly ignored when it comes to research, and it shows with the number of resources being directed to research for the disease.
He intimated that this year, the company budgeted US$75,000 (GHC367,500) to increase their support to more deprived communities in which they operate by providing mechanized boreholes, scholarships to needy but brilliant children; general health screening with free medicine, breast cancer screening, distribution of mosquito nets, donation to orphanages and underprivileged schools.
"I didn't let it take over my life or make me feel sad", Mally says. "I never for one minute let myself think anything but positive thoughts".
"People are already asking what I'm planning next", she said.
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. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society, which estimates 2,870 Oklahomans will be diagnosed this year. She turned to Dr. Sagun Shrestha, oncologist and Medical Director of Pharmacy at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, to develop a treatment plan. "I thought, you know, I was super healthy, and this shouldn't happen to me". Deaths from breast cancer in the Ontario population went down by about 47 percent in women ages 50 to 74 from 1990 to 2013. Predictive breast cancer gene testing is done to identify the risk of developing the cancer in a person having a family history of this disease. "Just being here, raising awareness on such a public platform, will hopefully prompt others to do self-exams, get their annual screenings and be more aware of their breast health". She instantly felt a false sense of relief, but she actually did have cancer. The 20-year-old national organization is focused on advocacy, advancing research and clinical trials, and representing the concerns and interests of individuals and families affected by hereditary cancers.