Instead, it means an ongoing fight and struggle against an opponent that does not rest.
In order to provide better treatment facilities to cancer patients, the Centre for Better Living (CBL) Breast clinic located in Yangon provides not only early and precise diagnosis, but also breast cancer screening, which would help women to decide how they would need to go about the treatment process.
Prof Gareth Evans, who led the research into the test at Manchester University Foundation Trust, says women with a BRCA mutation have a risk of breast cancer somewhere between 30% and 90%.
There have been significant advancements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. The celebrity survivor of breast cancer also added that role of family members in helping the women to battle breast cancer is always crucial. According to organisers, around 20-40 persons among 1 lakh population in India suffers from breast cancer. "Our hope is to find a biomarker that would help us diagnose breast cancer quickly and easily".
Lester Barr, chairman of Prevent Breast Cancer, a Manchester-based charity which funded some of the research, said the next step was to help women with no family history of breast cancer who may still carry a genetic risk of the developing the disease. Generally, a doctor will evaluate your family history and, if you meet certain criteria, refer you to a genetic counselor who will determine if you're a candidate for a breast cancer genetic test.
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And while Caucasian women and African-American women are afflicted with breast cancer at roughly the same rate, the death rate for African-American women is substantially higher, about 42 percent more, according to the American Cancer Society.
Lack of awareness and absence of an organized national breast cancer screening programme are the main reasons accounting for late presentation. "If it's found early, it's treatable", she said. Proceeds from the event back the center's patient resource program. Participating in the awareness drive, actor and breast cancer survivor Gautami Tadimalla said that courage and self-confidence is the key to fight and conquer breast cancer. Some are fighting against it.
The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk. Some have celebrated their victory over breast cancer.
So now when you see pink, think of ways to beat breast cancer once and for all.