Pink Power run kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It may not seem like much but over the past 18 years, through the generosity of the American public more than 81 million dollars have been raised to fight breast cancer.

The campaign features a number of activities including a conference held in conjunction with Primary Health Care Corporation and Qatar Cancer Society.

Overall, black women in the United States are 43 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

Beth Baker, the mother of Payette's RayAnn Baker, has previously been diagnosed with breast cancer and is now fighting a different form of cancer.

Past year the Flint office provided over 2,000 rides to and from treatment for cancer patients.

Mammograms do not cause cancer, as the radiation dose is very small. Therefore, all women should do self-exams once a month. FLINT-The 18th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk for Genesee County will take place October 8, at 8:30 a.m. on the University of Michigan-Flint campus, DDA Flat Lot. Ladies do not forget to get those mammograms scheduled and to get checked... Atlanta also had the largest increase in the black/white disparity on breast cancer mortality. But head off risks by eating healthy, exercising, not smoking and controlling weight.

She said her center's medical outcomes for breast cancer are similar to other hospitals in the area. One in eight women develops breast cancer.

Nwobodo, who works at the College of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi, spoke at the "Go Pink Day" organised by an NGO, Breast Without Spot, to mark the World Cancer Day in Enugu. A mammogram can help find breast cancer early when its easier to treat.”.

"We have to be more proactive" with early screening and treatment, Beech added.

"We help people locally through complimentary therapies such as massage, hypnotherapy, nutritional advice, acupuncture which helps with night sweats and fatigue as well as mindfulness and EFT. I encourage women to stay proactive, having an annual screening mammogram, which can detect breast lumps before they can be felt".