Male 9/11 Survivor Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

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According to Laurie Margolies, MD, System Chief of Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Health System and Professor of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: "Annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 has been shown to save lives".

"We brought a whole bunch of people here to support breast cancer", said Kim Nash of Think Pink Granite Bay.

"This morning I was saying I have cancer".

A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital. But that's not what someone fighting cancer wants to hear, she said. With that, she says, "the doctor may not do the imaging and make sure what is going on". "I can always count on my mom, be it 2 a.m. or 6 p.m". "I am dedicated to raising awareness for women and the message is simple - go get your mammograms. Thanks to my mom, I was able to do that".

The activists should now go beyond just one month, but to remain consistent and visible throughout the year for as long as cancer remains a leading killer disease.

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"For patients with MBC, we found the number of different cell types in the tumors had a significant impact on survival", she said. "She's the only one that we know of that had it". "It was hard, very hard, but I can not and (would) not give up". The mother of four had a clean mammogram only a few weeks earlier and no history of breast cancer in her family, so she wasn't anxious.

Women in the Southern Trust area with a family history of breast cancer can now benefit from a lifestyle programme to help them reduce the risks of developing the disease.

Though Fultz's story is not unusual, Jackson said it not very common. "I ensure that my patients are provided with the necessary information about their diagnosis, their genetics and their treatment options so that together we can determine the most appropriate and successful treatment plan to fit their lifestyle and conquer their disease".

Adding, the objective of screening is to be able to catch and detect the breast cancer early if it is to occur, so that it can be treated effectively and be able to be cured. While black women have the highest screening rate among minority women- at 55 percent - they also have the highest breast cancer mortality. Early detection of breast cancer by mammography can save lives. If the tumor is localized, often a lumpectomy is required followed by radiation, chemotherapy or both.

The burden of breast cancer may be far more severe than estimated by the government, revealed a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report released on Thursday.

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