There is plenty of awareness of the dangers of breast cancer but a local organization says there are not enough community resources to help women manage life with the disease. In urban communities the incidence is as high as one in eight.
"Most women say it's very easily tolerated", she said. With breast cancer, however, that is not the case.
She found a lump while breastfeeding her 2-year-old son. The fire chief said his mother was a breast cancer survivor and that numerous firefighters in the department have family members or friends who have dealt with breast cancer.
"One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the country in every four minutes".
"Several relatively new breast imaging technologies have brought a new dimension to the fight against breast cancer", explains Dr Smilg.
Holland says part of the funding is used to pay for mammograms for women in need. But, beginning in 2017 the campaign grew to include all types of cancers that have the option for an early detection screening, giving teams around the league the opportunity to support different types of cancer research.
She underwent a double mastectomy in August 2016 and then went through eight rounds of chemotherapy.
"It was within a year that this had come up", Harpst said. She hardly knew anything about this stage of cancer - and learned most people do not. Any abnormality, regardless of age or family history, warrants an immediate medical consultation with a healthcare professional.
The event will benefit Pathways, a program of The Connection that provides support, education and wellness programs, free of charge, for women with cancer and, also which, provided respite to Dekantios' mother and her family during a hard time. "Additionally, if you've had breast cancer or have had a biopsy that showed "atypical" cells, which are not completely normal (but not cancer), you have a greater risk and should get screened earlier and often". Men may rarely be diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer or Paget disease of the nipple.
According to WebMD, it's recommended that you get an exam every one to three years in your 20s, and every year when you reach 40.
Women with dense breast tissue (as identified on a mammogram) have more glandular tissue and less fatty tissue, and have a higher risk of breast cancer.
"These annual proceeds have provided us with the resources to help ME residents living with and at risk of breast cancer with direct financial assistance for their uncovered treatment, travel and other qualifying breast health or breast cancer related needs". Do regular screening, particularly if you are at risk for a disease such as cancer.
Feiger encourages people to stop by CAC's table on the Quad during Pink Week to sign up for Relay for Life, a fundraising event hosted by the American Cancer Society, in April. Breastfeeding can lower breast cancer risk, especially if a woman breastfeeds for longer than 1 year.