Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection

Frederick Owens
October 15, 2018

"This just brings so much pride especially when you consider the median salary of many of our Bronx survivors", she said, "These are people who have passion and who care". Which is why in this month dedicated to breast cancer awareness, we've put together some important facts that you should know about this cancer.

"Five years ago I signed up to volunteer and two weeks later I was diagnosed with breast cancer".

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, Mohap, has launched its month-long Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Programme to raise the community's awareness on early detection and diagnosis, prevention and treatment methods, and risk factors.

Dr. Esmat Al Qassim, Head of Early Detection of Cancer Initiative, said: "The newly launched program also encourages individuals to undergo mammography in radiology centers and a mobile mammography clinic".

Tamara Link, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, says these figures mean that one in eight women will face breast cancer at some point in their lives.

Ms Al Qadhi called on the government to provide funding to ensure that everyone has access to the specialist support they need, when they need it.

Her doctor was in disbelief, saying he couldn't believe that someone who ran marathons and was relatively young - she was diagnosed when she was 45 - could have breast cancer.

Dr Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, said, "At HEC Paris in Qatar, we believe in taking a holistic approach towards our employees" welfare. Mercy Hospital also has 3D mammogram machines that can take as many as 20 views of each breast.

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"I realized there's no victory for me at the end", she said.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) held their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those who have been lost to the disease.

Screening mammograms have been show to be useful in reducing the incidence and prevalence of breast cancer.

Those are the only people who get it, she said. A mammogram can find breast changes years before physical symptoms develop. Although she was not a member of CAC, she had heard about the week and CAC's table on the Quad.

At each Strides event, communities embrace a bittersweet mix of objective - celebrating survivorship and paying meaningful tributes to loved ones lost.

"Depending on the stage, we can either do surgery or chemotherapy".

Don't let the possibility of getting breast cancer loom over your head and stop you from living normally.

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