With early detection we can fight to improve breast cancer survival rates

With early detection we can fight to improve breast cancer survival rates

With early detection we can fight to improve breast cancer survival rates

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, which is why creating awareness around prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care is so significant.

"This is our pink day celebration and we just wanted to push all Jamaicans, both women and men to go out and get screened for the disease", said CEO of the marketing company, Maxine Miller-Burkett. In the past, purchasing life insurance for anyone that had survived cancer was often fiscally prohibitive, but thanks to substantial advancements in treatment and screening, we've seen the number of breast cancer survivors that can obtain life insurance rise significantly.

It's breast cancer awareness month and breast health specialists say focusing on the "awareness" part is critical.

To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative, and how to get involved, contact Kim Staczek, American Cancer Society senior director, Regional Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society at 813-349-4407 or kim.staczek@cancer.org.

Of course, no list of steps necessary for detecting breast cancer early would be complete without mentioning the importance of mammograms. "I want to use this month of October to encourage everyone to make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families".

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, breast cancer deaths among Canadian women, based on age-adjusted mortality rates, peaked at 41.7 deaths per 100,000 people in 1987. The program has been in operation for 21 years and will be celebrating its anniversary this month.

Physical activity - There is strong evidence confirming that moderate exercise decreases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.

The Cone Health Cancer Center treats more breast cancer cases than any other cancer type. They are also given information on referral for genetic counseling to determine if personal and family history indicates a benefit from genetic testing. The study touts an incredible and noteworthy drop in deaths from breast cancer.

African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer: Fact.

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