You're not alone: Cancer support groups want to make a difference
15 October, 2018, 14:12
"Men in our area are harnessing the power of pink to take up the fight against breast cancer", said Penny Horner, a breast cancer survivor and the senior community development manager for American Cancer Society.
Twenty years ago, Tanya Snyder started the event in conjunction with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, handing out ribbons at Redskins home games in October to spread awareness of the disease. However, with increased public awareness, early detection, better treatment options, and screening programs, the numbers are going down.
The charity also found that 40% of trusts were unable to state how many breast cancer patients are now under their care.
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The reasons behind this late presentation are many but the major one is our social structure in which majority of females remain reluctant to visit and consult a doctor. In line with the UAE's Government Accelerator approach, Itmenan seeks to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality index in the country, help boost the objectives of the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, and reduce the cases of non-communicable diseases by 2025.
"I've had family members, friends, who have succumbed to the disease", says Linda Garrett, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
"Survivors often feel really lost", Link said. "Because like I said, it is a struggle, it's a journey".
"I tell patients I have two main jobs: My main focus is counseling, especially for folks who may get kind of down, stressed out about life outside of treatment", said Johnson.
Suri said early diagnosis through mammography can save lives.
"To my knowledge, there are no documented incidents of a mammogram exposure resulting in a breast cancer in anybody", he said.
As a breast-cancer survivor myself I know the critical need for timely mammograms.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and among the top five causes of death among cancer types.
Okay, if you don't want to go to your OB-GYNE yet or just don't have the time to, you can do the checking at home.
Ger goes to schools with Adrienne McCleery, an outreach nurse with BCI, who explains about breast cancer and teaches the girls how to self-check.
The Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at MD Anderson at Cooper is one of the region's leading providers for comprehensive breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services.
"This experience when I was asked to come here a year ago, it was just, I mean the energy and the feeling of togetherness of women and the support and their stories, it really helped me", Greathouse said.
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