Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Henrietta Brewer
October 11, 2017

"The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks on Long Island is a way to celebrate cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and give to help save lives from breast cancer", said Patti Lestrange Mack, Communications Director of American Cancer Society.

Additionally, 235 grants relating to all cancers are now being funded. The webcast is created to provide medical professionals the newest information on clinical trials, novel agents and evolving treatment strategies, and emerging data.

More than 517,000 nights of lodging were provided.

"Wear it pink is an important opportunity to stand together and support Breast Cancer Now's life-saving research".


Men and women of all ages can avail themselves of the free service without an appointment.

T-shirts are $10 each and all proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research. The test looks at 18 genetic variants on blood or saliva that are known to affect a woman's chances of getting breast cancer.

Providing education for health care professionals.

Researchers from Manchester said that the test could narrow the risks and reduce the number of women who undergo surgery to remove their breasts, the BBC reports.


According to breastcancer.org, 1-in-8 US women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of a lifetime and more than 2,500 cases are expected to be diagnosed in men this year alone.

Mr Balfour said: "Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland - unfortunately most people know of someone affected by this awful disease".

Last year, an estimated 70,000 walkers from across Nassau and Suffolk County raised over $3 million dollars.

United States breast cancer death rate down 38 percent since 1989.


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