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The Breast Cancer Awareness day-long event included health-related activities and informative medical kiosks providing attendees with valuable information regarding the disease and means of prevention. "I think it's great when the sports teams wear the pink and stuff, but there can be some things associated with education, like information pamphlets on different forms of breast cancer".
Globally, 7% of the population under the age of 40 years is suffering from breast cancer, whereas in India, the rate is double i.e. 15%.
Women should have their own monthly check-ups at the age of 30, he concluded. "This is the first time I am donating hair, and I did it because I wanted to help cancer patients who deserve to have wigs". The City of Kalamazoo showed it support for women everywhere by lighting up city hall pink- the color used to symbolize the fight against breast cancer.
A release from the university explains that triple-negative breast cancer often affects young women, with many people diagnosed in their 40s or 50s. It's one of the most challenging types of breast cancer to treat. "But about 4 or 5 years ago, sequencing technology changed dramatically, so now we're able to do these gene panels and check many genes at a time".
According to the African Cancer Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, with more than two million, being diagnosed of the disease annually.
The number of women who will die from breast cancer each year in the United Kingdom is expected to rise within four years if adequate government action is not taken.
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Plus, only mutations in certain genes qualify women for breast MRI in addition to mammograms for screening and early cancer detection.
"One of our staff members has suffered from it and I have a relative who has had it too", she said.
"This is a real advance that is going to allow us to help more people", said Memorial Sloan Kettering oncologist Dr. Larry Norton, who was not involved in the study.
Maribel Ramos, 42, was being treated at another hospital, which recommended chemo for her advanced triple-negative breast cancer. "Those at high risk could then get additional screening with a breast MRI, which studies show can improve survival", he says.
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