Police, fire departments raising funds for cancer center

Police, fire departments raising funds for cancer center

Police, fire departments raising funds for cancer center

Wednesday is the first ever National Real Men Wear Pink Day where men and women are encouraged to wear the color pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer isn't just one disease, it is many varying diseases with varying molecular structures, behaviours and side effects that develop in the same area of the body - the breast.

Although the risk for breast cancer increases with age, the American College of Radiology recommends that women start annual screenings at age 40.

Fire Chief Pablo Barreto said the money raised goes into a fund at Katz Cancer Resource Center that is specifically for Watsonville residents. Moreover, long-term exposure to second-hand smoke can also increase your risk for developing breast cancer.

October serves as a reminder of annual mammograms, but breast health is of importance all year long, hospital officials say.

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While previously located in different buildings and locations, The Breast Center relocation now provides patients with more convenient breast care from SOMC radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and breast care specialists.

In March, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging released new guidelines for breast cancer screening in women at greater than average risk. I was lucky; after surgery they told me I did have stage-one breast cancer, but that only radiation, and a daily pill, was necessary. "It can find invasive breast cancers sooner than mammograms, and it can rule out abnormalities that appear suspicious on a mammogram". Although survival rates are the best they have ever been, there is still more to do. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it's found and treated early. This month, Survivor Judith Reynolds shares with Grocott's Mail readers the life-changing experience of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

".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".

Visit the Foundation's www.anychanges.co.nz site for more information about signs of breast cancer and how to check your breasts.

"Vitas House has been the beneficiary of the profits from this Payless ShoeSource initiative "Embrace the Cause" for the past 9 years and it has been an honor and privilege for us", said Dr. Jacqueline Sabga, Medical Doctor and Chairman of Vitas House Hospice.

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