Taste of the Cultures in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Taste of the Cultures in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute.

Alarming facts by the Indian Council of Medical Research stated that India might record over 17 lakh new cases of cancer by 2020, of which breast cancer alone accounts for around 27 per cent of cases among women.

"We fed them, we kept them entertained with videos and trivia games so it wasn't boring, the process may have been a little long because some patients we had to stay a little longer with, but we had a good batch of doctors, students from the American University of Antigua who helped out, Breast Friends and Lions", she said.

Scientists are exploring how common gene variations (small changes in genes that are not as significant as mutations) may affect breast cancer risk.

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with the month coming to a close, the gym is making sure there is still an opportunity to make some last minute donations to 'Making Strides against Breast Cancer". Statistics also show that for every two newly diagnosed women with breast cancer, one will die in India.

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Dr. Josephine Nsaful, a member of the breast team, explained that the more advanced a breast cancer is, the lower the survival rate.

SMG3's mission is to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, decrease mortality rates, and assist the individuals and families of those who have been impacted by breast cancer.

Diane Simpson is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Your health care professional may recommend that you begin screening earlier, get screened more frequently or get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with your mammogram if you have a family history of the disease.

Jill Fricker, CEO of Komen Colorado, said people should also consider the systematic issues surrounding health disparities. That progress is attributed to improvements in early detection and treatment protocols.

The government had a plan back in 2005 to establish five breast cancer screening centers one each in the federal capital and the provinces; however the plan could not be materialized, as only one center has been built at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Although, there is a reduction in death from breast cancer in women who are regularly screened with mammograms every 1-2 years.However, there are many controversies associated with mammogram due to the risks involved.

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