Siân Gwenllian 'Wears it Pink' for Breast Cancer research

Henrietta Brewer
October 26, 2018

I always reassure my male patients that, even though male breast cancer is rare, it does happen, and they are not alone."Research has shown there is an increase risk of breast cancer in men who have the BRCA 2 gene mutation, she said".

After the routine mammogram that led to her diagnosis, she received a needle biopsy to examine the affected area.

Marilyn says since treatment, the disease hasn't progressed, and she only experiences tiredness and fatigue.

The researchers found that statin use was linked to a 12% lower risk of developing contralateral breast cancer.

"Supporting awareness regarding women's health screening initiatives are important to us and we are pleased to recognize National Breast Cancer month with BMT's Think Pink", said Lindsay Saling, Group Vice President for the BMT Banking Division.

PTCL, being proud of its women, hosted such a workshop as well with a breast cancer survivor who also enlightened the audience about the implications of hiding such a disease because of fear. By the time the cancer reveals itself through the swelling and reddening of the victim's breast, the disease has reached Stage 3 and is poised to spread.

Trish had a routine test in 2014 that uncovered the cancer. "We were able to freeze embryos before I started chemotherapy", she says.

A photo exhibition on the Pink Yoga Warrior will send the message: "Listen to your body, your breath and your health, especially your breast health before any abnormal changes occur".

And the more attention and the more education about breast cancer there is, the more we can do to improve outcomes. It turns out Melissa has the gene mutation while her sister does not. "We have young people who present" symptoms of IBC, she adds, citing ages ranges from the 30s through the 60s. "I never for one minute let myself think anything but positive thoughts". She underwent a lumpectomy, six rounds of chemo and a double mastectomy, all during her son's first year of life.

"Precious amazed me with her strength and perseverance during her diagnosis, surgeries, treatment and recovery from breast cancer", said Judy Forester, interim director of the Small Business Development Center. She instantly felt a false sense of relief, but she actually did have cancer. Nearly 50% of breast cancer patients first visit the doctor when they are in stage 3 and 15-20% of patients visit when they are in stage 4, the researchers said following discussions with oncologists.

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