Buy a bagel to help battle breast cancer

Henrietta Brewer
October 5, 2018

Ms Chattoe has endured a tough year, losing her mother to breast cancer and her Renaissance vintage clothes shop in Wesley Walk, and hopes this edition of the event can help make up for a nightmare few months.

Since 2009, Bonnie's Bus has provided over 17,500 mammograms and detected at least 80 cases of breast cancer.

"I believe it is much better to know than to not know", argues Dr. Michelle Shayne, director of the Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Clinic at Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Hudson said she recognizes many students at ECU tan throughout the year in tanning beds and how serious melanoma, skin cancer, can progress if it goes too long without treatment.


When King, who earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Carleton College in Minnesota before receiving her Ph.D.in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, began her research in 1974, most in the field believed cancer was viral. Fatty breasts and dense breasts feel and look the same, so the only way to know which category you fall into is to get a mammogram. The kindergarten teacher was single with no children, had no family history of breast cancer, and no symptoms. Risk for ages 50-59 is 1 in 42 or 2.38 percent; for ages 60-69 it is 1 in 28 or 3.56 percent; and ages 70-79, the incidence is 1 in 26 or 3.82 percent.

He said breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women, a public health concern and must be given the needed attention. Being physically active after a cancer diagnosis has been linked to better outcomes with body image, quality of life, as well as a decreased risk of recurrence or progression.

A family history and age are the most significant risks factor when it comes to breast cancer.

But for some, that might be a tough decision.


If those suggested signs are present, Gore counsels the patient to see if they want to find out more.

"The key is getting women to stop for a moment and do something for themselves", Love said. "Although that person is young, it does not mean that she is invincible to breast cancer", she said. But I got it anyway.

"It was clear to Avon that we need to do more and we need to fight more to reduce the impact of the disease", said Avon General Manager Razvan Diratian at the launch of the campaign.

It's important to note that federal law forbids employment discrimination or the denial of health insurance based on your genetic test results. You can register now and make a BIG difference to countless lives.


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