Playing for Pink in aid of breast cancer awareness

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The guidelines allow medical specialists to identify which patients have more aggressive forms of breast cancer, which means they can be classified appropriately and their treatment can be tailored, according to a university statement. "I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2016".

Dr Cathy Farnon, Associate Specialist with the Southern Trust's Breast Cancer Team says: "We know that one in eight women will develop a breast cancer in their lifetime and that a family history, particularly of breast and ovarian cancer can contribute to increased risk".

Today, Trish wears a "I Beat Breast Cancer" button with pride, and she heavily values the month of October as well.

Lynda Weatherby and Teri Pollastro are both living with metastatic breast cancer. But that's not what someone fighting cancer wants to hear, she said. "My mother didn't have it, my grandmother didn't have it, none of my sisters have it, '" she said.

"I tried to prevent my thoughts from straying down the black hole of craziness", he said.

But it would be hugely unfair not to recognise organisations like the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe and some private welfare organisations which, throughout the year, are on the ground, with little financing, but providing moral care, mobilising resources and taking them down to the grassroots. "I am really grateful and thankful". She underwent a lumpectomy, six rounds of chemo and a double mastectomy, all during her son's first year of life. She went on living a cancer free life and found out in July 2016 that she was pregnant with her second baby, Karsyn. During the follow-up visit, the doctor informed her that she had a rare form of cancer, stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.

Because Ellyn knew her risks, she was able to do something about it. "It was hard, very hard, but I can not and (would) not give up". Other factors that may lower a woman's chance of getting breast cancer are not smoking or using tobacco products and having a healthy body weight.

Norfolk construction staff switched their normal hats a high visibility jackets for pink ones to do their bit for Breast Cancer Now.

Though Fultz's story is not unusual, Jackson said it not very common.

As per the discussion with oncologists, nearly 50 per cent of breast cancer patients first visit the doctor when they are in stage 3, and 15-20 pc of patients visit when they are in stage 4.

Nathanson points out that Ashkenazi Jewish women (of Central and Eastern European descent) have a higher risk of breast cancer just because they're Jewish.

Jackson said the severity of the cancer determines the type of treatment. Regular breast cancer screening is important because it can find breast cancers when they are small, less likely to have spread and more likely to be treated successfully.

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