Florida Hospital opens new breast cancer care clinic

All Blenz locations across B.C. will accept a donation of any amount in exchange for a drip coffee of any size in an effort to raise awareness and funds during breast cancer awareness month.

As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an unbelievable cause.

Peplinkski says women needing a mammogram also might qualify for help. It is open Monday- Friday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturday starting at 8 a.m.

Other Pink Week events include a Pink Shabbat on October 19 at the synagogue in which congregants are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness, a few events limited to Sisterhood members and the TBO Sisterhood's participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 27 in Fort Lauderdale.

She advised community members to visit their primary care physicians for an annual wellness checkup, whether they are well are not. An MRI machine uses a magnet and radio waves to create pictures of the interior of your breast. I was getting my annual gynecology checkup when the doctor said: "I don't like what I feel here; let's go upstairs and get you a mammogram right away!" A biopsy is the only definitive way to make a diagnosis of breast cancer. Critical for someone who could develop breast cancer.

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

While there may be ways in which the risk of developing breast cancer could be reduced, the key message in the fight against this disease is that early detection, through screening and recognising the symptoms, saves lives. Aside from groundbreaking medical research, Komen also provides vital support services directly to women and their families dealing with breast cancer. “By offering this supplemental screening to mammography for patients with dense breast tissue, we anticipate improving detection for small cancers that may not be seen on a mammogram alone in these women.”.

I discovered that being overweight was a risk factor for breast cancer so I thought for a while about how I had been rather plump for a few years before I was diagnosed.

She affirmed that studies have found that the risk of breast cancer increases with age and that most of the breast cancer cases are diagnosed beyond the age of 50.

  • Delores Daniels