Thousands don pink for breast cancer walk

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The designation of October as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" in South Africa reflects a nationwide drive by public and private healthcare structures to raise awareness of this debilitating disease across all races and class structures.

More recently, Payless ShoeSource added its very stylish limited edition Champion sneakers and socks to the items available for sale during the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign where part proceeds go to the Cancer Society of Trinidad and Tobago. The WCP reimburses participating healthcare providers for screening services using state and federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since its inception, the Drive Pink initiative has raised more than $15 million for cancer research and treatment centers. With the touch of a button, the operator can also shorten scan time once breast tissue acquisition is complete.

"Annual mammograms can be eliminated for those at high risk", says Olopade, who says that the best way to detect breast cancer in this group is an MRI every six months. Dr. Adams says the team focuses on taking care of the "whole patient" - not only the medicine involved, but also answering questions and making sure nothing falls through the cracks in the detailed process of cancer treatment.

Men can get breast cancer, too - about 25 are diagnosed each year in New Zealand.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I started to think about why. "Breast cancer does not discriminate". Although survival rates are the best they have ever been, there is still more to do.

Mammograms catch up to 87 percent of breast cancers, even before symptoms appear. While this information is critical, it is equally important that we recognize the 155,000 people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most advanced form of the disease. This month, Survivor Judith Reynolds shares with Grocott's Mail readers the life-changing experience of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Like most people, we have had friends and family battle cancer.

".So the Wisconsin Well Women can come in and help women that are uninsured or underinsured if they meet program guidelines through age and income".