Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection

Leslie Hanson
October 15, 2018

This October, Portneuf Medical Center is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In fact, almost 80 percent of young women diagnosed with breast cancer found their breast abnormality themselves, according to a 2009 Journal of Oncology study about breast cancer in younger women. "Nationally, breast cancer affects one in eight women, with the impact of the disease touching many more".

Statistics from World Health Organization show that breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Often times, the large breast cancer events consist of women who are in the early stages or who are considered to be survivors.

Thousands of terminal breast cancer patients are being left "abandoned" after being denied access to a specialist nurse, the charity Breast Cancer Care has warned.

"I had breast cancer but I don't fully understand", she said. About 12 percent women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

"What I can say to those who are still fighting: Don't give up, stay inspired, don't let negative influences come into your life", Marshall said. However, there are certain factors that would put women in a higher risk category.

"Is the woman premenopausal?" A few methods to live a healthy life include eating five to six servings of fruits and vegetables a day, get physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight. Menopausal hormone therapy increases risk for breast cancer. 3D mammography produces many X-ray images of the breasts from multiple angles to create a digital 3-dimensional rendering of internal breast tissue.


"It not only represents an opportunity to unlock the mysteries of a marginalized patient population, it also represents a significant opportunity for a disease that's only received a fraction of breast cancer research funding", Hulbert added.

The following day, Ger, her husband Denis, and their boys, Sean, Darragh and Brian, who are now 15, 13 and 11 respectively, jetted off to Altomincio, near Lake Garda.

Kabarungi explains that it can be done from the age of 18 and above, at least once a month.

But then she learned her cancer metastasized to her lungs in 2013. Jolly stated; "We need to educate our young people and young men need to realize that not only women get breast cancer." Mrs. She went to the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida for treatment.

"After visualizing, you palpate your breasts when lying or sitting down".

Oh, here's a video too so you can see how to do self-exams properly. In the present year, estimates say that 266,120 new cases of breast cancer (invasive) will be diagnosed.

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