"Drive for a Cure" to raise money for Breast Cancer research

'I have no personal experience. Only 10 percent of breast cancer is estimated to have an inherited component. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not only a time to get involved, contribute and raise awareness, it is also an opportunity to take action for your own breast health to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

John Taitano stressed the importance of making healthier choices as well as getting screened.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month it is important to know that in 2016, one in every eight women develop invasive breast cancer, in America.

The goal of Brake for Breakfast is to encourage more women 40 and older to get an annual mammogram and tell their mothers, sisters and daughters to do the same.

There is no actual decrease in the number of women and men dying from breast cancer each year. The program has been in operation for 21 years and will be celebrating its anniversary this month.

Dr. Sadia Abbasi, medical director at the health center, said disparities locally are still significant, even though the incidence and mortality rate of breast and cervical cancer in IN are decreasing.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an excellent source of up-to-date evidence-based guidelines for breast cancer detection, prevention and risk reduction.

Even with the advancements in the life insurance market, purchasing life insurance after surviving breast cancer can still be somewhat intimidating. In Wealden the incidence of breast cancer is approximately 189 per 100,000, which is higher than the English average of 170 per 100,000. Since 1991, the Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program has performed over 318,228 screening mammograms, identifying at least 2,418 invasive breast cancers.

A public appeal has been made to Nigerian men to handle the mammary glands of women with care rather than suck or squeeze them like fruits.

Susan Dennehy is a clinical nurse specialist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Breast Health Centre.

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