For some with cancer, 'pink October' can't end soon enough

Biological and hormonal changes in pregnancy play a role in women’s vulnerability to breast cancer

Biological and hormonal changes in pregnancy play a role in women’s vulnerability to breast cancerGETTY IMAGES

"The establishment of the State's Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate has provided Maine CDC funding to support more than 4,700 Maine women in receiving breast mammograms", said Scott Lever, Maine DHHS deputy commissioner of Health Services.

Annual mammogram appointments can lead to the early detection of breast cancer, which is key for less invasive and perhaps more affordable treatment options, local health professionals say. The campaign will officially kick off on October 18.

In addition to the "pop-up shop", Dekantios will be supporting Pathways in honor of her mother the entire month of October online as 100% of the profits from the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon design - and 50% of the profits from all other designs - will go to Pathways. It's recommended that most women continue until they're at least 75 years old. While some cancers progress quickly, there are people who live for years after a diagnosis. Special booths have been established in various cities of Tehran, Kashan, Karaj, Urmia, Shahr-e Kord, Mashhad, Dezfoul, Zanjan, Semnan, Qom, Kerman, Amol, Sari, Nour, Saveh, Meybod, Sonqor, and Borujerd.

About a tenth of breast cancer cases are hereditary.

Amal, a 45-year-old woman, is one of Pink Caravan's stories whose journey educates people through her experience about the fact that 98 per cent of breast cancers are completely curable if detected early. "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.

"One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the country in every four minutes". Early breast cancer detection reduces deaths, extends life expectancy, and improves life quality. Carson Tahoe Breast Center was recently selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST).

They suggest that higher levels of oestrogen and a protein called IGF1 during pregnancy in women with heaver firstborns could help explain the increased risk of breast cancer in these women, although this possible link will need to be further investigated.

Suri said early diagnosis through mammography can save lives.

She was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes.

"Now, when he said "mammogram" my first words were 'You know I'm a guy right?'" Eric told FOX 59.

Six months later, after the lump grew larger and got more painful, she had a biopsy. Those topics aren't usually brought up, she said.

"Those guidelines just don't apply to young African-American women", said Dana Wint, a spokeswoman with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.

Breast cancer treatment is usually dealt with using surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy among other medical treatments.

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