Real Men Wear Pink campaign raises money for breast cancer awareness, research

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YSC, founded in 1998, is dedicated to helping women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

There are software-based risk assessment models that estimate a woman's lifetime risk for developing breast cancer.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a proclamation recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She is a breast cancer survivor. One of the problems with cancer is that abnormal cells divide too much and hence make masses of cells called tumors.

John Taitano stressed the importance of making healthier choices as well as getting screened. The money raised will be invested in new breast cancer research and will work towards improving screening and early detection technologies, in the hope of reducing the rate of recurrence.

It is important for women to start with the OBSP as soon as they are eligible and continue with routine mammograms every two years.

In fact, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the USA today and death rates have been steadily declining thanks to better treatments and more accurate screenings that find cancers early when they are most treatable. The program has been in operation for 21 years and will be celebrating its anniversary this month.

"Mostly it is the sisterhood of feeling connected with each other and the common experience of breast cancer, but also allow them to stay on top of what we are finding and recommendations we want them to know", said Dr. Shelby Terstriep, Roger Maris Cancer Center.

Of course, following the Three Bus does not guarantee you won't develop breast cancer at some point in your life. The grant is to be used in selected communities to address an unequal burden of cancer caused by disparities in employment, wealth, income, education, housing and overall standard of living, according to a news release.

Men do not get breast cancer: Myth. The number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years. These could include annual screening breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in addition to annual mammography, drugs for prevention and prophylactic surgery.

Susan Dennehy is a clinical nurse specialist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Breast Health Centre.

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