Students advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 21, 2018

According to, a resource for women diagnosed with breast cancer in college, women can develop breast cancer as early as age 15.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the LAHS Girls Soccer Program will contribute to this campaign through their annual Kick for the Cure event.

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.

Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues in north MS this time in West Point.

Mammograms should also be accompanied by a clinical breast exam.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and is diagnosed in roughly 55,000 women and 350 men every year.

Pink-colored treats, including pastries, desserts, treats and beverages, are on sale in outlets throughout Chumash Casino Resort to mark its Project Pink efforts to raise funds in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

"Women in my family, and my husband's family have died from breast cancer affecting us directly", Terell said.

Most breast-cancer-related tests fall into one or more of the following categories - Screening tests (such as yearly mammograms) are given routinely to people who are not suspected of having breast cancer with the goal to find breast cancer early, before any symptoms can develop and the cancer usually is easier to treat.

Women still need a mammogram even if they have breast implants. As many as 90 percent of breast cancer cases don't have any genetic basis, and are related to other factors; Cancer Research UK lists smoking, exposure to radiation, oral contraceptive use, and alcohol as potential risk factors for breast cancer.

At the age of 25 she was first diagnosed with stage 2 invasive breast cancer in the left breast.

"It's important to note that most lumps are not cancerous, but women should have them checked by a health care provider", she said.

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