The designer’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and died in 1998 at the age of 56.
“If it wasn’t for medical treatment, I wouldn’t be sitting here today”. She’s director of the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.
“Our shoppers, retailers and employees have demonstrated their support and commitment to Susan G. Komen over the last two years by participating in all of our fundraising activities”, said Dean Phillips, Summit Mall manager, in a news release.
Provided photoPictured from left to right: Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, District Attorney David Hoovler and Commissioner of Health Dr. Eli Avila at Monday’s “Orange County Goes Pink” kickoff event in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Contact Goren for more information on the walk. Only lung cancer kills more women each year.
‘Every 19 seconds a woman around the world is diagnosed with breast cancer, ‘ Stella opens the black and white video.
Zwettler sees the research being done at UW’s Carbone Cancer Center as an important step in improving treatments for a subtype that makes up 15 percent of all breast cancers. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. You can do something about some risk factors, like smoking.
“The mission of the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., is to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families in the High Country of North Carolina”.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims at empowering women with knowledge about how to reduce their risk. “My dream is to bring all of the businesses involved in supporting breast cancer awareness together, under one umbrella”.
Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.
Men can get breast cancer, too.
Breast cancer is not a death sentence. The national recommendation is for all women over the age of 40 to have a mammogram yearly. This will feel like a nut in the breast.
Other symptoms include swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, pain, nipple retraction, redness or thickening of the nipple or skin on the breast, and discharge of anything from the nipple except breast milk. I bet there are very few people out there who don’t know someone impacted by breast cancer.
Who should be tested for the BRCA gene? It’s helpful to know which cancers are in your family history on both sides of your family tree.