According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, round 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed globally. The mammogram examinations were launched by Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu as part of breast cancer awareness campaigns.
"1 in 8 women gets breast cancer".
Breast cancer is one of the biggest causes of death of women nationwide but even those who aren't diagnosed are still affected by breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society has put out a many great resources in the Breast Cancer section of its website. The segment can be further divided into mammography, MRI screening test, molecular breast imaging test, PET scan, and ultrasound.
But add some colour to your wardrobe this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and rock a pink suit like Enhle Mbali.
Here we are once again, braving the battle against breast cancer. Simon is joining the fight against breast cancer by starting a conversation and challenging people to help create a renewed movement in the fight against breast cancer, a disease that will kill more than 42,000 people this year. She was told 33% of her type of cancer returns without the treatment so she traveled to a nearby hospital for the procedure five mornings a week until mid-August.
"GE Healthcare is committed to developing solutions for women that encourage adherence to screen guidelines and improve outcomes for breast cancer screening." said Brenda Mbathi, CEO GE East Africa. Mammography is considered to be the best screening test for the detection of breast cancer.
"You know what good friends you have when they can see you laying there with your boobs hanging out", Weinert smiled.
"Breast cancer does not affect everyone equally and with the grants we're funding this year, we're moving closer to new therapies for aggressive forms of cancer, understanding why treatment doesn't work in some patients and making sure everyone has access to the care they need", said Paula Schneider, CEO, Susan G. Komen®.